A couple young lambsGet Outside and Explore the Sights, Stories, and Sounds of Spring!

Spring is always a welcome season at Old Sturbridge Village. As temperatures warm, baby animals arrive on the farm, and the gray landscape turns green, we invite you to venture outside and explore the many things to do, to see, and to learn. Expand your knowledge of New England history, artisan crafts, horticulture, and more this season with a visit to the Village!

Beginning Friday, March 1 through Sunday, April 28, 2024 up to two kids, 17 years old or younger, are admitted for FREE when accompanied by an adult/senior paying standard daytime admission.* Reserve your tickets online and save even more!

Spring Events, Programs, & More

Reenactors marching.

Patriots’ Day Weekend

April 13 – 14
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Limited-Time Offer: Kids FREE!

In celebration of Patriots’ Day, join us as we explore the stories of Patriots who helped lay the groundwork for the founding of our country during the American Revolution as well as military history from the 19th and 20th centuries. Plan your April visit and learn more about Patriots’ Day Weekend.

Gardener planting and digging in the dirt.

Village Earth Days

April 19 – 21
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Limited-Time Offer: Kids FREE!

Seed, sow, celebrate! Join us during Village Earth Days for a wide variety of talks, walks, workshops, and activities related to nature, ecology, stewardship, and more. Come and visit our gardeners and farmers to learn about how they are preparing the fields and gardens in the spring planting season. Learn more and plan your visit.

Members Only! Dog Day Parade

May 4
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
Reservations Required

OSV Members and their canine companions are invited to join in the first-ever Spring Dog Parade at Old Sturbridge Village! The Spring 2024 Parade Theme is Long Ago: Near and Far. Get creative dressing your dog with something inspired by the Village and early 19th-century rural New England life or in something from a galaxy far away! Pre-registration is required by April 27th, learn more.

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

May 12
Two seatings: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Reservations Required

Celebrate mom, grandma, and the other mother figures in your life with a traditional Afternoon Tea at Old Sturbridge Village. Ox & Yoke Café will be transformed into a simple, yet classic, atmosphere complete with linens, flowers and more. Guests can sip an assortment of teas, and taste a variety of small bites including delectable sandwiches and mini desserts. Reservations required as seating is limited. Learn more.

A man in 1830s dress loads a musket

Muster Day

May 18
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for our spring Muster Day to learn about militia history and see demonstrations of marching, musket and cannon firing, martial music, and target practice. Learn more about Spring Muster Day.

Two visitors chat with a costumed historian and try their hands at spinning yarn

Wool Days

May 25 – 27
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, farmers will shear our sheep while costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool process, from scouring and carding the wool to dyeing, spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Learn more and plan your Wool Days visit.

Group of kids with flashlights.

Night in the Museum

Select dates throughout the year. Pre-registration is required.

Night in the Museum is an overnight experience designed for scouts, schools and other youth groups of up to 80 participants. With only a map and a tattered journal at their side, young historians will travel back in time and take part in a mysterious, candlelit adventure through the 1830s. See what dates are available and learn more.

Group of costumed children dancing.

Early Bird Savings on Summer Discovery Adventures
Register before April 21st and SAVE $50!

Now is the time to plan ahead! Children and teens ages 6-17 can participate in summer Discovery Adventures where they will dress in costume, try their hands at historical crafts and skills, play games, and so much more. Register before April 21st and SAVE $50 per child on 5-day programs! Learn more and register.

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