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.

Why are there people walking around in old-fashioned clothing? Are they Puritans or Amish?

When you visit Old Sturbridge Village, you will see costumed historians (sometimes called “interpreters”) throughout the Village, working in trade shops, on the farm, or cooking in front of a fire. Even though they wear clothing like people wore in the 1830s, they are just like you, but they know a lot about New England history. They are not acting as a character or pretending to be a person from the past. They speak in the present tense and can help you compare life in the 1800s to life in the 21st century. Most of them are paid staff members but also some are volunteers. Don’t be afraid to ask them lots of questions! They will help to enrich your experience of the past.

 

What are your hours?

You can check our current and upcoming hours here.

What are your admission rates?

You can learn more about daytime admission here.

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

August 25

Kids FREE in August at Old Sturbridge Village

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 25

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 28

Kids FREE in August at Old Sturbridge Village

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 29

Kids FREE in August at Old Sturbridge Village

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 30

Free Fun Friday

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 31

Kids FREE in August at Old Sturbridge Village

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 31

Muster Day

9:30 AM – 5 PM

September 1

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 5

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

September 6

Home School Day – September 6, 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 8

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 12

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

September 12

Speaker Series: “Finding the Lost Battalion” with author Robert Laplander

6 – 9 PM

September 15

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 19

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

September 21

Makers Weekend

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 22

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 22

Makers Weekend

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 26

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

September 27

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

September 28

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

September 29

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

September 29

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 2

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 2

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 3

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 3

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 4

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 5

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 5

My Name is Opukaha`ia

6:30 – 8 PM

October 5

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 6

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 6

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 6

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 9

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 9

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 10

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 10

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 11

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 12

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 12

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 13

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 13

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 13

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 – 4 AM

October 14

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 16

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 16

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 17

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 17

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 18

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 19

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 19

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 20

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 20

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 20

A Celebration of Cider and Music Festival

11 AM – 6 PM

October 23

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 23

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 24

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 25

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 26

Historical Craft Classes

9 AM – 4 PM

October 26

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 27

Historical Craft Classes

9 AM – 4 PM

October 27

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 27

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 27

Village Trick or Treat

5 – 7:30 PM

October 30

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 30

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 31

Village Prime Rib Feast

5 – 7 PM

October 31

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

November 1

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

November 2

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

November 2

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 3

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

November 3

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

November 3

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 9

Scout Day – November 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 9

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 10

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

November 10

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 11

Veterans Day

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 16

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 17

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

November 17

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 21

Home School – November 21, 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 23

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 PM

November 24

Sunday Brunch at the Village

10 AM – 1:30 PM

November 24

A New England Thanksgiving

9:30 AM – 4 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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