Event Details

Maple Days at OSV

Time: March 15, 2014 at 9:30am to March 16, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: osv, winter, maple
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013

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Event Description

Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014 to Sunday, March 23, 2014

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.

On weekend days in March, 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," and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.

Learn about how maple sugaring has changed over the years on a Maple Sugaring Timeline Tour while taking a walk through history with the different techniques are demonstrated along the Woodland Walk. See demonstrations of the traditional Native American methods, early 19th-century New England, 20th century metal buckets, and contemporary tubing.

Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm.

See a slide show.

Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

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