Old Sturbridge Village will reopen its front-gate admission to the public Saturday, July 4, offering a new advance ticketing and online reservation system that books guests by time block for arrival to the village.
Using the new online reservation system, guests will be required to purchase tickets online at www.osv.org/plan-your-visit, and select one of three time blocks per day for arrival: 10 to 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Once in the village, visitors are welcome to stay until the museum closes at 5 p.m. Members will continue to receive free admission based upon membership level but must still reserve their time slot in advance.
Old Sturbridge Village will welcome kids free for the month of July, with up to three kids age 17 and younger admitted at no charge into the village when accompanied by an adult paying full standard daytime admission. Advance reservation must be made for all attending guests, including those under 17.
Visitors with a free-admission pass or special discount of any kind should call the Old Sturbridge Village visitor center at 508-347-0213 or email email@example.com to reserve their date and time of entry.
Old Sturbridge Village will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Available tickets and time slots will be released each week on Wednesday for the following two weeks, with tickets currently available online through Sunday, July 12.
With the goal of providing a safe environment for all village staff and visitors, Old Sturbridge Village has re-adapted indoor programs for viewing outside of their historic homes and trade shops, and created a series of new programs featuring outdoor demonstrations and activities from the time period.
Costumed historians will be interpreting throughout the village, welcoming visitors to learn through this new and adapted programming and continuing to go about village life — tending fields and gardens and caring for Old Sturbridge Village’s heritage breed animals.
Visitors are asked to follow state guidelines and wear face coverings or masks while at Old Sturbridge Village, especially when interacting with staff and other visitors.
Dining will be available outdoors for guests who visit Old Sturbridge Village at Bullard Tavern Café, with a revised special menu.
The Reeder Family Lodges at Old Sturbridge Village have begun taking reservations for the July 4 weekend and beyond. The lodges offer a unique overnight experience and a way for guests to continue their village experience, with limited contact check-in and outdoor entrances that lead directly to rooms, minimizing the chance of guest-to-guest contact.
In July only, the Reeder Family Lodges will offer a members-only room rate for $39 for a Sunday-through-Thursday stay or $49 for a Friday-through-Saturday stay. Valid in July 2020 only, members can call 508-347-5056 to book.