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!

We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Plan your visit & Purchase Tickets

Spring Events & Programs

A group of people dressed in military attire from various wars of American involvement march in a parade

Patriots’ Weekend

April 15-16
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The stories of the American military will come to life as you chat with guest reenactors portraying troops during the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War II. Explore their camps, see demonstrations of musket firing, learn about uniform construction, watch military drills, listen to martial music, and so much more!

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Visitors interact with a costumed historian outside the Freeman Farmhouse

Village Earth Week

April 19-23

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Join us during Earth Week for a wide variety of talks, walks, workshops, and activities related to nature, ecology, stewardship, and our climate. Come and visit our gardeners and farmers to learn about how they are preparing the fields and gardens in the spring planting season.

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Close up of a young lamb

Coggeshall Farm Museum Opens

April 22 (Bristol, RI)
Timed Tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

At our partner museum in Bristol, Rhode Island will kick off of the agriculture season with a showcase of heritage breed livestock, historic gardening, farming practices, and the tools of the trade. Come see all the new growth and meet the baby animals.

Visit www.coggeshallfarm.org for more information.


A man in 1830s dress loads a musket

Muster Day

May 6
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.

More info coming soon!

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

Wool Days

May 27 – 29
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our sheep will be getting their annual haircuts on Memorial Day Weekend! 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.

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Inside Ox & Yoke Mercantile

Shop at Ox & Yoke Mercantile

Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days when the Village is open

Shop for all your garden supplies! Seeds, gardening tools, and more are now in stock. Shop for Village-made items and unique gifts.

Historical Craft Classes collage

Historical Craft Classes

Select dates in May

Spend some time at the Village learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece!

More info coming soon!

Early Bird Savings on Summer Discovery Adventures

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 23rd and SAVE $25-50 per child/per session! 

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