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Event Series Event Series: Old Sturbridge Village, Winter

Old Sturbridge Village, Winter

February 21 - February 23

Old Sturbridge Village is currently open Fridays, Saturdays. and Sundays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Village will also be open February school vacation week, February 21-23.

Discovery Adventures are immersive day programs that give kids a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. Every session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of 19th-century history and daily life. All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.

Timeless Treasures: Crafting Memories and Chocolates from the 1830s (3-Day Program, Ages 6-14)

February 21-23, 2024

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This three-day costumed program offers a blend of history, creativity, and sweetness!  Participants will learn about the local connection we have with the creator of the American Valentine, create a memory book and their very own original Valentines.  Traditional chocolate recipes will be used to cook some sweet treats!

Activities may include creating a memory book, a block print Valentine, and cooking over an open hearth using chocolate.

$190 members / $205 non-member | Lunch available for an additional fee.

Frosty Adventures & Cozy Traditions (3-Day Program, Ages 6-14)

February 21-23, 2024

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Bundle up in 1830s clothing for some outdoor fun in this three-day costumed program.  Explore our winter woods and see what the Village animals are up to this time of year.  Make a game board that would have entertained a child during the Village time.  Roll up your sleeves and learn an 1830s recipe that will be cooked using our open hearth.

Activities may include making an 1830s game board and learning the games, hiking in the woods, identifying tree and animal tracks, and cooking over the open hearth.

$190 members / $205 non-member | Lunch available for an additional fee.

Registration Notes

  • Pre-registration is required for Discovery Adventure Programs.
  • Registration closes at 7:00 am on the Wednesday before the start of each session.
  • Sessions frequently sell out, early registration is encouraged.
  • Lunch is available for an additional fee. If you purchase bagged lunches for your child, we will be in touch a few weeks prior to the program to ask for your meal selections. See the FAQ at the link below for more information
  • See add-on options, registration forms, FAQ, and information letter here

Fenno and Fitch Houses on a Winter Day

Winter was perhaps the least busy season in early nineteenth-century rural New England, compared to the busy planting, growing, and harvesting seasons, but there was still plenty to do. Visitors to the Village can currently see some of the activities that kept families busy in the winter, such as candlemaking, caring for the year’s preserves, and other vital household tasks. Our tradespeople are also busy, working on everything from needlework to pottery to cabinetmaking to blacksmithing!

Kids in costume sledding

Have you visited the Miner Grant Store recently? Find a wide assortment of Village made wares, specialty foodstuffs, maple-themed products, toys, and more! Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies and treats.

NEW THIS YEAR: Save $3/person when you purchase your standard daytime admission tickets online!*

As always, members receive unlimited standard daytime admission throughout the year.

*The $3 online discount cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to prior purchases. Standard Daytime Admission tickets are good for one day and are not valid for special programs.


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