Kids Free at Old Sturbridge Village in January

Kids Free at Old Sturbridge Village in January
Includes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and “Fire & Ice” celebrations

One of the many working kitchen demonstrations at OSV. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating the new year with a special thank-you gift for visitors: free admission for children in January (a $7 value per child). From Jan. 1-31, all kids age 17 and under get free admission to the Village when accompanied by an adult (the offer does not apply to educational groups of 10 or more).

The “Kids Free at OSV” offer applies for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on January 18th and the museum’s popular Fire & Ice celebration on January 30th, when historians demonstrate vintage ice harvesting. Visitors can try their hands at cutting ice on the Village’s frozen mill pond using old-time ice saws. Other winter activities offered at Old Sturbridge Village include ice skating (bring your own skates), sledding on 1830s-style sleds, and weekend sleigh rides (snow permitting).

After enjoying the museum’s outdoor winter activities, visitors can warm up indoors by one of the Village’s many cozy fireplaces and take part in hands-on crafts and activities. Children can also spend time “pretending” in OSV’s popular “KidStory” indoor play area.


Old Sturbridge Village celebrates early New England life from 1790-1840. OSV is open year-round, but hours of operation change seasonally. In winter, the Village is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:30am–4pm, and on all Monday holidays, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. It is also open daily for School Vacation Week Feb. 13-21.

Admission: $20; seniors, $18; children 3-17, $7 (free in January); children under 3, free. Admission includes free parking and a free second-day visit within 10 days. OSV members receive free daytime admission all year long. For details, visit or call 1-800-SEE-1830.

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