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 (June 29, 2019) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am - 4:00 pm
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday11:00 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
Jul
8
Mon
9:00 am Hudson Valley Writing Project @ Museum Village
Hudson Valley Writing Project @ Museum Village
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writing Project @ Museum Village
Join the HUDSON VALLEY WRITING PROJECT at Museum Village! July 8-12, 9am-3pm Ages 10-14 Cost is $195 (Tuition assistance is available) The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers children and teens unique learning experiences at the region’s most important cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campuses. Join us as we explore this unique open-air ... Read more
Aug
4
Sun
11:00 am The Mustang Club
The Mustang Club
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Mustang Club
Presented by The Mustang Club of Orange County, NY! This is a FREE event for everyone! A GREAT CAR SHOW FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY! Museum Buildings & Exhibits will be open. Rain date Sunday, August 11. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
Aug
14
Wed
6:00 pm Mastodon Mega-Mixer @ Museum Village
Mastodon Mega-Mixer @ Museum Village
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mastodon Mega-Mixer @ Museum Village
This is a multi-chamber event hosted by the Greater Monroe Chamber Of Commerce.  If you would like to participate, please send an email to: [email protected] Hot and cold buffet (caterer TBA) Cash bar with beer and wine available Coffee & Dessert Door Prizes $25.00 donation/registration. $30.00 at the door Network among members from many organizations and ... Read more
Aug
24
Sat
4:00 pm Private Event (4:00pm)
Private Event (4:00pm)
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Private Event (4:00pm)
There will be a private wedding held on Museum Village grounds beginning at 4:00pm. (The Museum is still open to the public on this day 11:00-4:00pm)
Aug
31
Sat
10:00 am 44th Civil War Reenactment
44th Civil War Reenactment
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
44th Civil War Reenactment
Join us for the 44th Annual Civil War Weekend at Museum Village! Civil War Weekend at Museum Village is one of our premier events of the year. The living historians that will gather here are men, women and children who don authentic dress, adopt a Victorian view of society and war, and take great pride ... Read more
Sep
1
Sun
10:00 am 44th Civil War Reenactment
44th Civil War Reenactment
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
44th Civil War Reenactment
Join us for the 44th Annual Civil War Weekend at Museum Village! Civil War Weekend at Museum Village is one of our premier events of the year. The living historians that will gather here are men, women and children who don authentic dress, adopt a Victorian view of society and war, and take great pride ... Read more
Sep
15
Sun
10:00 am 5th Annual Hudson Valley Fiesta ... @ Museum Village
5th Annual Hudson Valley Fiesta ... @ Museum Village
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Hudson Valley Fiesta Latina @ Museum Village
Come join the 5th Annual Fiesta Latina event in support of the Museum Village. Focused on Family Faith and Country, this event is family-friendly infused with great food, music, dancing and fun activities for the everyone. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day with us! FREE ADMISSION!
Sep
28
Sat
7:30 pm An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe @ The Playhouse at Museum Village
An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe. Author and Storyteller David Neilsen delivers an evening of murder, mystery, & mayhem with dramatic readings of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s most terrifying tales. Experience the thrills of classics such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum as they and other, lesser known gems of horror, are brought to ... 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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We were named as a "2019 Top Family-Friendly Place To Go" by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine!