Welcome to Museum Village

Museum Village is a unique and inviting open-air historical museum which offers visitors the opportunity to explore vignettes of 19th century American life. Using a large collection of eclectic artifacts, the museum provides hands-on educational experiences and exhibits that illustrate the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America.

Operating Schedule

The museum is currently ClosedWe're open again on Saturday (September 21, 2019) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We Love Kids Groups!

School groups, homeschool families, summer camp groups and even birthday parties! We love to give your kids a hands-on view of history
for a fun day of learning and exploring.

Tour Living History Museum

While visiting the exhibit buildings now at Museum Village, you can shop in a 130-year-old general store, see a real Mastodon skeleton, make a candle, step inside a 200-year-old log cabin, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and watch a broom being made. All that and be home in time for dinner!

Register for a Workshop or Event

Register online for an upcoming workshop or event.

How Can You Help?

The more help we get, the better we can make your Museum Village experience. Become a member now and show your support!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Sep
28
Sat
7:30 pm An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Author and Storyteller David Neilsen delivers an evening of murder, mystery, & mayhem with dramatic readings of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most terrifying tales. Experience the thrills of classics such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat and other, lesser known gems of horror, are brought to life ... Read more
Oct
12
Sat
11:00 am Taste Of History / Path Through ...
Taste Of History / Path Through ...
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Taste Of History / Path Through History Weekend
Columbus Day weekend is NY State’s Path Through History weekend! Come take a step back in time and celebrate a Taste Of History at Museum Village on October 12th & 13th! Here’s what we’ll have going on:   Taste delicious corn-cakes made right on the hearth!   A presentation on the history of NY State ... Read more
Oct
13
Sun
11:00 am Taste Of History / Path Through ...
Taste Of History / Path Through ...
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Taste Of History / Path Through History Weekend
Columbus Day weekend is NY State’s Path Through History weekend! Come take a step back in time and celebrate a Taste Of History at Museum Village on October 12th & 13th! Here’s what we’ll have going on:   Taste delicious corn-cakes made right on the hearth!   A presentation on the history of NY State ... Read more
Oct
19
Sat
11:00 am No-Scare Halloween
No-Scare Halloween
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
No-Scare Halloween
Join us Oct 19 and Oct 20 from 11-4 for our Annual No-Scare Halloween! Wear your not-so-scary costumes and parade around on our grounds! We’ll have lots of fun activities for the children with crafts and games! Keep checking back for more details as we get closer to the date!
Oct
20
Sun
11:00 am No-Scare Halloween
No-Scare Halloween
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
No-Scare Halloween
Join us Oct 19 and Oct 20 from 11-4 for our Annual No-Scare Halloween! Wear your not-so-scary costumes and parade around on our grounds! We’ll have lots of fun activities for the children with crafts and games! Keep checking back for more details as we get closer to the date!
Oct
25
Fri
6:00 pm Museum Village 10th Annual Fundr...
Museum Village 10th Annual Fundr...
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum Village 10th Annual Fundraising Gala
Join Museum Village for our 10th Annual Fundraising Gala! Honoring Icons of the Hudson Valley at The Falkirk Estate & Country Club 206 Smith Clove Road Central Valley, NY www.falkirkestate.com Education Icon Elsie Rodriguez Superintendent of Monroe-Woodbury School District Automotive Dealership Icon Paul & Dwight Healey Owners of The Healey Brothers Dealership Family Owned Business ... Read more
Oct
27
Sun
10:00 am The Chocolate Expo!
The Chocolate Expo!
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Chocolate Expo!
THE CHOCOLATE EXPO IS BACK AT MUSEUM VILLAGE! TASTE, PURCHASE, CELEBRATE AND OTHERWISE INDULGE IN DELICIOUS GOODIES SUCH AS… CHOCOLATES! BAKED GOODS! SPECIALTY FOODS! CHEESES! CRAFT SODAS! WINES! COFFEES & TEAS! Click on the link below for info and advance tickets: https://www.thechocolateexpo.com/museum-village
Nov
9
Sat
12:00 pm Thanksgiving Tasting
Thanksgiving Tasting
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Tasting
Museum Village will be having its annual traditional 19th Century Thanksgiving Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 9 & 10, 12-4pm both days. Come taste Thanksgiving delicacies made from recipes of the Pilgrim and Victorian ages. We will have foods made right on the hearth for everyone to sample such as soups, breads, stewed pumpkin, ... Read more

Object of the Month

Object Of The Month

Pith Helmet: a tan, cotton twill pith helmet featuring a kerosene lamp attached to the top. It is unknown whether the lamp was installed by the manufacturer or by the helmet’s owner. It is thought that the lamp may have been used as a nighttime or hunting device. Donor claims that the helmet was worn by President Theodore Roosevelt. Est. date range: 1880-1910

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