There are many things to do in winter at Old Sturbridge Village! From relaxing winter walks through the scenic Village to demonstrations of hearthside cooking and historical crafts to learning about New England history, a visit this winter will be a memorable experience.

We are open Friday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until February 21 after which we extend our hours to Wednesday through Sunday.  Plan your visit & Purchase Tickets

Winter 2023 Events & Programs

Some of the upcoming cold-weather seasonal highlights and snow activities include:

A kid learns how maple sap is harvest

Maple Days

February 22nd – 26th  and March 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Included with standard daytime admission

See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England. Learn more here.

Tin lanterns

Evening of Illumination

March 3rd & 10th

Pre-registration is required; MEMBERS ONLY

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the Village after dark, lit only by candles, lanterns, and firelight. Learn more here.

Kids in costume sledding

February Discovery Adventures for ages 6-14

February 20th – 24th

Pre-registration is required; 3-day and 5-day programs are available

Discovery Adventures are immersive day programs that give kids a chance to step back in time, dress in costume, and experience life in the 1830s. Activities for kids ages 6 – 14 include making a meal over an open hearth or crafting with clay or sketching. Learn more and sign up.

Celtic Celebration

March 18th

Included with standard daytime admission

In the 1830s, Irish immigrants came to Worcester County to work on the Blackstone Canal and the railroads. Join us today as we celebrate their cultural heritage through music, dance, storytelling, and poetry. More information coming soon!

An assortment of apple and cider themed foodstuffs and books

Shop at Ox & Yoke Mercantile

Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days when the Village is open

Winter is here! Warm up with a cup of hot specialty tea in a classic redware mug, light your home with locally made candles and OSV-punched tin lanterns, and cook up something delicious in the kitchen with a new cookbook and a redware bowl. Shop for toys, gifts, souvenirs, maple products and more. Every purchase in our shops supports the educational mission of Old Sturbridge Village!

Hearthcooking work shop in Museum Ed

Home School Days

January 27th, February 3rd and 17th, and March 15th

Workshop fees vary; pre-registration is required

Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. Workshop options vary by day, click here to learn more.

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