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.

What are your hours?

You can check our current and upcoming hours 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

July 15

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 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

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 22

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 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

July 27

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 28

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 29

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

July 29

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 1

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 2

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 3

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 4

Redcoats and Rebels

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 5

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 5

Redcoats and Rebels

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 8

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 9

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 10

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 11

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 12

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 12

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 15

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 16

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 17

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 18

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 18

Textile Weekend

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 19

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 19

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 19

Textile Weekend

9:30 AM – 5 PM

August 22

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 23

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 24

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 25

Historical Craft Classes

9 AM – 4 PM

August 25

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 26

The Charlotte’s Web Experience

11 – 11:50 AM, 1:30 – 2:20 PM

August 26

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

August 31

Free Fun Friday

9:30 AM – 5 PM

September 1

Militia Weekend

9:30 AM – 5 PM

September 2

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 2

Militia Weekend

9:30 AM – 5 PM

September 6

Home School Day – September 2018

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 8

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

September 9

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 15

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

September 15

Festival of New England Makers

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 16

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 16

Festival of New England Makers

9:30 AM – 4 PM

September 20

Speaker Series: Presidential Profiles From Washington to Trump

6 – 9 PM

September 22

Boarding with the Bixbys

12 PM – 11:59 AM

September 23

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

September 26

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 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 30

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

September 30

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 3

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 4

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 4

Speaker Series: Music of Early America

6 – 9 PM

October 5

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 6

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 6

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 7

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 7

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 7

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 – 4 AM

October 8

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 10

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 11

Home School – October 2018

9:30 AM – 5 PM

October 11

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 12

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 13

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 13

Apple and Agriculture Days

9:30 AM – 4 PM

October 14

A Celebration of Cider and Music Festival

11 AM – 6 PM

October 14

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

7:30 – 9 PM

October 14

Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern

10 AM – 1:30 PM

October 14

Apple and Agriculture 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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