For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers – it’s the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join OSV for “Maple Days” select dates in March, when the Village’s working sugar camp demonstrates maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century New England.

See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.

Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products and the potter and cooper will make maple related items.

Join OSV on weekends for Maple Days event through March 28:

  • See maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV’s working sugar camp.
  • See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off”.
  • Learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.
  • Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm.
  • In addition, the potter and cooper will be making maple related items!

Timed tickets are required.  To learn more about Covid related policies and ticket purchasing.

Admission:

Adults $28.00
Seniors (55 and over) $26.00
College Student (with valid college ID) $14
Youths (4-17) $14.00
Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

 

Dates: Fridays – Sundays all of March
Hours:
9:30 am- 4:00 pm

Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA (508) 347-3362

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