Cooking a 19th Century Meal


Students work as a team to prepare a hearth-cooked meal using 19th-century methods and utensils. As they eat together, students compare and contrast historic dining customs and etiquette with modern meals. Allow 3 hours for the meal experience in addition to 1 to 3 hours exploring the Village.

Recommended for 2nd through 12th grades.

Pricing: $77 (Students), $30 (Chaperones), FREE (Teacher and School Support Staff)

To book this experience call 508-347-0274 or email for more details.

Offered At

Old Sturbridge Village

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! Explore our 200+ acres and 40 historical buildings, chat with costumed historians as they work the tasks of the past, and be inspired by the stories of early 19th-century rural New England life.

As the largest living history museum in New England, Old Sturbridge Village brings history to life through costumed historians, preserved buildings, a working farm and mills, amazing objects in our vast collections and incredible stories from life in the early 19th century. Offering more programming, more hands-on experiences and more fun for all ages, we are more than a museum—we are Old Sturbridge Village.

Please Note: Old Sturbridge Village hours change seasonally. Please check our website for detailed information.



Math, History, 19th Century, Science, Nutrition


40 students


180 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, Postsecondary

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