Old Sturbridge Village Offers $5 Admission Friday, Sept. 19
Visitors can tour the historic 1830s Village, see craftsmen at work, and meet the heritage breed oxen.
Details: www.osv.org; 800-733-1830.
(STURBRIDGE, MA) - Sept. 8, 2013: On Friday, Sept. 19, Old Sturbridge Village will roll back its admission prices to just $5 for in the last of three $5 Friday events this year. The $5 Friday adult discount is made possible by Southbridge Credit Union, and Old Sturbridge Village visitors also get free parking. For details: www.osv.org; 800-733-1830.
“Our goal is to help make Old Sturbridge Village more accessible for families on a budget,” noted Jeff Davenport, president and CEO of Southbridge Credit Union, which is sponsoring the $5 Fridays. “The Village is one of the best-known living history museums in the country, and we want to help as many people as possible visit this cultural treasure.
Southbridge Credit Union has 13,000 members, 55 employees, and offices in Sturbridge, Auburn, and Southbridge, Massachusetts, including a student-operated branch at Southbridge High School.
Early fall is a popular time to visit Old Sturbridge Village because the weather is still warm, the gardens are lovely, and the Village offers lots of interactive activities -- daily stagecoach and boat rides, hands-on crafts, meeting the farm animals.
In addition, the Village offers all of its signature craft demonstrations, and guests can see the printer, shoemaker, potter, blacksmith and "tinners" at work. OSV has 40 antique buildings, including three water-powered mills and a working farm. Visitors can meet the Village's heritage breed animals, and tour one of its five gardens, which have heirloom herbs, vegetables, and flowers in bloom.
Old Sturbridge Village is one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790-1840. The Village is open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. For times and details of all OSV activities visit: www.osv.org or call 800-SEE-1830.