Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village – an outdoor living history museum depicting life in an early 19th-century rural New England village, featuring costumed historians, artisans and farmers; historic homes, trade shops and water-powered mills; a working farm with heritage breed animals; and permanent and rotating exhibits.

We recommend allowing at least three hours to tour the Village, though many stay for the day.

Please check our hours of operation before planning your visit!

Tips and Policies

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Old Sturbridge Village?

Old Sturbridge Village is an outdoor, living history museum and learning resource that invites all visitors to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration in the exploration of New England’s past. It is a nonprofit, educational museum that is open year-round. The centerpiece of the museum is a re-created rural New England town of the 1830s set on more than 200 acres of historical landscape, encompassing a Center Village, Mills Area, and Countryside. Read more about us.

How long should I plan for my visit?

While a typical visit averages around three hours, many visitors choose to return for a second day.  In this case, you may want to purchase a Season Pass, which pays for itself and more in just two visits!

Where can I eat at Old Sturbridge Village?

Several dining opportunities are available for visitors to Old Sturbridge Village.

Old Sturbridge Village does welcome picnickers and provides a number of picnic tables

Are wheelchairs available for touring the Village?

Yes, wheelchairs are available at the ticketing area. There is no charge for their use, but we do ask that a driver’s license be left with ticketing staff as a security deposit. Also, we ask that wheelchairs be returned to the ticketing area within 15 minutes of museum closing. If a visitor brings his or her own wheelchair to tour the Village (motorized wheelchairs are also welcome), he or she is offered discounted admission, $14 for adults and $7 for youths (ages 3 to 17). With some exceptions, Village exhibits have wheelchair access. See the complete Access Guide

Are overnight accommodations available at Old Sturbridge Village?

The Old Sturbridge Village Inn & Reeder Family Lodges are located adjacent to the Museum and overnight stays include discounted admission to the Village. Read more or make reservations online.

Is there parking for RVs and campers at the Village?

Yes. There is plenty of free parking, with spaces reserved for larger vehicles. While there are no facilities for overnight camping at the Village, there are a number of nearby campgrounds. For more information, visit the Sturbridge Townships website.

What's happening today at Old Sturbridge Village?

Check a list of timed performances, demonstrations, and more at the Village here.

CALENDAR

April 26

Speaker Series: “The Angel of Hadley” with Ed Lodi

6 – 9 PM

April 28

Historical Craft Classes

9 AM – 4 PM

April 29

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

April 29

Historical Craft Classes

9 AM – 4 PM

May 5

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

May 6

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

May 10

Speaker Series: “Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis” with Michael Tougias

6 – 9 PM

May 12

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

May 13

Mother’s Day Brunch

10 AM – 3 PM

May 13

Mother’s Day

9:30 AM – 5 PM

May 19

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

May 20

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

May 26

Wool Days

9:30 AM – 5 PM

May 27

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

May 27

Wool Days

9:30 AM – 5 PM

May 28

Wool Days

9:30 AM – 5 PM

June 3

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

June 9

Transportation Festival

9:30 AM – 5 PM

June 9

Great Scout Camp Out

4:30 PM – 9:30 AM

June 10

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

June 10

Transportation Festival

9:30 AM – 5 PM

June 17

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

June 17

Father’s Day

9:30 AM – 5 PM

June 24

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

June 27

Home School Day – June 2018

9:30 AM – 5 PM

July 1

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

July 4

Independence: 4th of July

9:30 AM – 5 PM

July 5

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 6

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 7

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 8

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

July 8

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 11

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 12

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 13

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 14

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 15

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

July 15

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 18

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 19

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 20

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 21

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 21

Craft Beer & Roots Music Festival

12 – 8 PM

July 22

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

July 22

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 25

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 26

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

A boy and a costumed historian in the Grist Mill

Hours & Rates

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Riding the Stagecoach around the Village Common

Directions

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The Parsonage Garden

Accessibility

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