This February, Old Sturbridge Village is introducing an interactive and intimate way of experiencing the Village. Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure…
Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes.
Admission to a Midwinter Mischief includes the one-hour and 45-minute outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired lunch in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar featuring hot beverages and 1830s-inspired libations. Each day, the first experience departs the Bullard Tavern at 9:30 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 15 minutes. The Bullard Tap Room opens at 9:00 am where guests can purchase hot and cold beverages and breakfast pastries. At 11:00 am the Bullard Great Room opens for the inclusive 19th-century inspired lunch and a cash bar.
Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith.
Timed tickets must be purchased in advance – either online at http://www.osv.org or at the museum’s Visitor Center.
NOTE – Old Sturbridge Village will be closed for regular, daytime visitation from February 1-19. The general public and museum members will be required to purchase a ticket to Midwinter Mischief during this period.
Midwinter Mischief is happening for three weekends: February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.