Summer Adventures

Give Your Kids a History Lesson They'll Never Forget!

Discovery Adventure Programs for ages 6-17 give your child a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. Every session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of 19th-century history and daily life--from animal care and farming, to dirty jobs and hearth cooking! 

All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.

Though the names of our programs stay the same from year to year, the crafts and activities of each program change. Thus, your children will be able to sign up for their favorite program over several years without having the same experience twice.

You may have noticed that the museum has changed to a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Summer Discovery Adventures will still take place Monday through Friday. Participants will continue to enjoy activities in the Village on the days it is closed.

For registration and information on program offerings, click on the appropriate age group below.

Registration closes at 7:00 am on the Thursday before a given session starts. 

Discovery Adventures (Costumed)

Discovery Adventures - Abecedarians - ages 6-7
Discovery Adventures - Peddlers - ages 8-10
Discovery Adventures - Apprentices - ages 11-14
Discovery Adventures - Journeymen - ages 14-17

Registration Notes

  • Pre-registration is required for Discovery Adventure Programs & is not included in the price of admission.
  • Registration closes the Thursday before the start of each session.
  • Sessions frequently sell out, early registration is encouraged.
  • Please verify your selections before completing the online registration. Due to the popularity of our summer programs, changes after your order has been submitted may not be possible.
  • If you would like your child(ren) to be placed in a group with a friend or family member, it is strongly encouraged that all are registered at the same time. We are not able to add additional spaces once the program has sold out.
  • When changes are possible, a change fee will be assessed.
  • See add-on options, registration forms, and information letter.

Old Sturbridge Village Lodges Discount Package
Package includes a discounted room and continental breakfast at the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges. Call 508-347-0206 for more information and mention that you are an Old Sturbridge Village Adventures Family to receive the package rate.