Old Sturbridge Village is reopening in July!
OSV members are invited back on July 1-3 and then will reopen to the general public on July 4.
Our staff is returning to campus in phases over the next few weeks and will be implementing new protocols for hygiene, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment by staff and visitors. We are doing our best to preserve what we love about Old Sturbridge Village, like costumed interpretation and demonstrations, while keeping everyone safe during what will not be a new normal, but a temporary one.
How the Museum will Work
Our costumed historians will be interpreting throughout the museum. Many of our visitors’ favorite programs have been adapted for viewing outside of the buildings, while new programming has been developed to specifically address additional outdoor aspects to early New England living.
For instance, visitors will get to view the potter at the wheel from outside the building while another potter may be standing outside at the kiln sharing details about the firing process. New, outdoor activities will be featured at the households and trade shops allowing us to tell even more stories about life in the 1830s.
Please continue checking our website and watching your inbox for developing details of the re-opening as we approach July. We are working with state and town officials now on the myriad of details involved in reopening the Village. The natural beauty of our campus is something we want to make sure that you can enjoy fully when you return to the museum – and we appreciate your patience as it will take us a few weeks to prepare.
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA (508) 347-3362
About Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, first opened to the public in 1946, is one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790-1840. It is the largest living history museum in the Northeast. Each year, more than 250,000 visitors interact with costumed historians, experience up-close demonstrations of early American trades, and meet heritage breed farm animals. Situated on 200 scenic acres, the Village is a collection of more than 40 historic buildings – including homes, meetinghouses, trade shops, working farms and three water-powered mills – restaurants, shops and the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.