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!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to focus on the evening holiday events, Old Sturbridge Village will be closed during the day from November 30 – December 23, 2018. Instead, the Village will be open select nights from 3:00 – 8:00 pm for Christmas by Candlelight. Tickets are required for this event and regular daytime passes or discounts do not apply. Learn more and purchase tickets here

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.

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

December 20

Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern Garden View Room

4 – 6:30 PM

December 20

Bullard Tavern Candlelight Buffet

4:30 – 7 PM

December 20

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

December 20

Christmas by Candlelight

3 – 8 PM

December 21

Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern Garden View Room

4 – 6:30 PM

December 21

Bullard Tavern Candlelight Buffet

4:30 – 7 PM

December 21

Christmas by Candlelight

3 – 8 PM

December 22

Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern Garden View Room

4 – 6:30 PM

December 22

Bullard Tavern Candlelight Buffet

4:30 – 7 PM

December 22

Christmas by Candlelight

3 – 8 PM

December 23

Sunday Brunch with Santa

9 AM – 3 PM

December 23

Bullard Tavern Candlelight Buffet

4:30 – 7 PM

December 23

Christmas by Candlelight

3 – 8 PM

December 28

Families Cook

5 – 9 PM

December 30

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

January 3

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

January 5

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

January 6

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

January 10

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

January 11

Evening of Illumination

6 – 7:30 PM

January 12

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

January 13

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

January 17

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

January 19

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

January 20

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

January 24

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

January 25

Evening of Illumination

6 – 7:30 PM

January 26

Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop

9:30 AM – 4 PM

January 26

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

January 27

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

January 31

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

February 2

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

February 3

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

February 7

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

February 9

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

February 10

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

February 14

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

February 16

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

February 17

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

February 20

Families Cook

5 – 9 PM

February 21

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

February 23

Scout Badge Workshop Day – February 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

February 23

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

February 24

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

February 28

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

March 1

Home School Day – March 1, 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 2

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

March 2

Maple Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 3

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

March 3

Maple Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 7

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

March 9

Scout Badge Workshop Day – March 2019

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 9

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

March 9

Maple Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 10

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

March 10

Maple Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 14

Thursday Rib Room

5 – 7:30 PM

March 16

Dinner in a Country Village

5 – 9 PM

March 16

Maple Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

March 17

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

March 17

Maple Days

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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