Time: April 13, 2012 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: osv, spring
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2012
On Friday, April 13, Old Sturbridge Village is offering the first of occasional "$5 Fridays" and will roll back its admission prices to just $5 for visitors who arrive before 12:00 noon that day. The April 13 "$5 Friday" is the Village's way of saying "thank you" to the many visitors who have supported the museum through the years.
The special one-day $5 price applies to adults, seniors and youth ages 3-17 (children 2 and under are free), but does not apply to educational groups of 10 or more. For details: 800-SEE-1830; www.osv.org.
April is an especially popular time to visit Old Sturbridge Village because of milder spring weather -- and the possibility of seeing newborn lambs that usually arrive this month. This year, Old Sturbridge Village farmers are hoping to greet anywhere from 8-12 newborn lambs in April (some may be twins), with additional lambs due in May. The Village's sheep are Gulf Coast Natives -- a heritage breed dating back to the arrival of Spanish settlers in the New World in the 1500s. These sheep most closely resemble the Merino sheep raised on New England farms in the early 19th century.
Old Sturbridge Village celebrates early New England life and is one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums, with historians in 1830s costume, antique buildings, water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stage coach, view antiques, meet heritage breed animals, and enjoy hands-on crafts. The Village offers free parking and 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 1-800-SEE-1830.