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Old Sturbridge Village, Baseball, Brews and BBQ!

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us as we celebrate some summer favorites: baseball, brews, and BBQ! The Village will bustle all day with delicious BBQ from our Village Grill, and tons of fun for the whole family. Learn about the history of baseball and brewing, play early American games, listen to early 19th-century music, and more. Guests ages 21 and older can also purchase and enjoy craft beers from several New England breweries. Visitors can also create baseball thaumatropes and meet Jake the Lion from the Worcester Bravehearts!

Did You Know?

  • In the early versions of baseball, batters ran the bases in a clockwise direction.
  • Baseball was known by a variety of names in the 19th century, including goal ball, round ball, town ball, and even baste ball.
  • The first organized, professional game of baseball in the United States was played between the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine in 1846. Of course, various versions of the sport were played as an informal game for decades (and even centuries) before, both in the United States and elsewhere.
  • In the 19th century, baseball bases were often stones or posts while the balls were made with leather and yarn wrapped around a bit of cork.


July 23
9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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(800) 733-1830
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