Old Sturbridge Village

An 1830's New England Living History Museum

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

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Old Sturbridge Village is a living, breathing, vibrant village depicting life in New England from 1790-1840. Meet historians in costume and tour 40 antique buildings, including a country store, school, and water-powered mills. Ride the stagecoach, learn to plow, make crafts, dip candles, and help the printer, potter and blacksmith at work. And at our 19th-century Freeman Farm, watch historians demonstrate farm work through the seasons: planting, harvesting, milking cows, churning butter, and cooking over the hearth. Don't forget to meet our heritage breed sheep, oxen, chickens and pigs!

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  • School Vacation Week

    Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th century New England on the cusp of...

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    Sat, Apr 19 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014

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  • Patriots' Day

    Come celebrate the legacy of the New England patriots and their role in our nation's birth at Old Sturbridge Village...

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    Mon, Apr 21, 2014

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  • OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series: Linda Lefko

    Join author and historic decorative painter Linda Lefko, co-author, along with Jane Radcliffe, of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus...

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    Sat, Apr 26, 2014

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  • OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series: Nathaniel Philbrick

    Award-winning historical non-fiction writer, Nathaniel Philbrick will make a special appearance at Old Sturbridge Village as part of the Overseers'...

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    Mon, May 5, 2014

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  • Mother's Day

    All mothers receive free admission to Old Sturbridge Village and will also receive a gift (while supplies last) in celebration...

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    Sun, May 11, 2014

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  • Wool Days

    The sheep get their yearly shearing starting on May 24 through May 26 at Old Sturbridge Village. In order to shear the...

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    Sat, May 24 - Mon, May 26, 2014

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  • A Pound of Cure: Health Care in the 19th Century

    ld Sturbridge Village will portray common 19th-century medical practices for its new event called A Pound of Cure: Health Care...

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    Sat, May 31, 2014

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  • Antique Car Rally

    When visitors used to come to Old Sturbridge Village back in the 1940s, they toured the museum in their automobiles....

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    Sat, Jun 7, 2014

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  • Antique Carriage Rally

    The Antique Carriage Rally is the second part of the historic transportation weekend at Old Sturbridge Village, and it will...

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    Sun, Jun 8, 2014

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  • Music and Art Weekend

    Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Father's Day by extending free admission to all fathers on June 15. The weekend of June 14-15...

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    Sat, Jun 14 - Sun, Jun 15, 2014

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  • Black History Weekend

    Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Black History Weekend by retelling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can...

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    Sat, Jun 21 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014

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  • Independence Day Celebration & Evening Fireworks

    Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the birth of our nation on July 4 with a full day of festivities including a...

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    Fri, Jul 4, 2014

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  • Fire & Ice Day

    Firefighters get half-price admission on July 19 for the throwback fireman's muster. See demonstrations of antique hand-pump fire trucks, and watch...

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    Sat, Jul 19, 2014

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  • Redcoats and Rebels

    Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest Revolutionary War reenactment in New England, with more than 1,000 "soldiers"...

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    Sat, Aug 2 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014

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  • Textile Weekend

    This weekend offers a rare glimpse into the Village's textile collection. Visitors can enjoy tours of the collection and take...

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    Sat, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 17, 2014

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  • Family Fun Days

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play old-fashioned games ranging from base-ball to French &...

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    Sat, Aug 30 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014

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  • Drummers' Call

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this...

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    Sat, Sep 6, 2014

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  • Agricultural Exhibition

    The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It's in the spirit of...

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    Sat, Sep 13 - Sun, Sep 14, 2014

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  • Harvest Party

    There's no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than the Harvest Party at Old Sturbridge Village on September 27....

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    Sat, Sep 27, 2014

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  • Friends' Day

    September 27 is Friends' Day at Old Sturbridge Village. Our appreciation for our members goes beyond a single day, but we'd...

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    Sat, Sep 27, 2014

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  • Apple Days

    Old Sturbridge Village presents a weekend full of apple-related activities including apple picking, orchard tours, and cider-making at the ox-powered...

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    Sat, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 5, 2014

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  • OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton

    Longtime editor of "Fine Cooking Magazine," Susie Middleton is now an editor-at-large for the magazine and is author...

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    Thu, Oct 16, 2014

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  • From Field to Table Weekend

    Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty...

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    Sat, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

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  • An Evening of Illumination

    The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and...

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    Sat, Nov 8, 2014

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  • Veteran's Day

    Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (...

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    Tue, Nov 11, 2014

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  • Thanksgiving Weekend

    Each year, historians at Old Sturbridge Village re-create a 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and watch...

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    Thu, Nov 27 - Sun, Nov 30, 2014

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  • Christmas by Candlelight

    Discover the foundations of today's Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village's Christmas by Candlelight event. Historians will explain the origin...

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    Fri, Dec 5 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

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  • School Vacation Week

    School's out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning...

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    Fri, Dec 26, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015

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