Making the Most of Your Visit

Visitors should allow at least two to three hours to experience the beauty of the Village and its exhibits and tours. It is easily possible to spend an entire day exploring the Village.

As a museum with both indoor and outdoor components, please be prepared for the weather on the day of your visit. Our footpaths are dirt and gravel; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Most of our historic buildings have neither heating nor air conditioning. Please dress in layers of clothing or bring an extra jacket if visiting in the spring or fall.

The Village also has a network of nature trails that crisscross its nearly 700 acre site. The best marked trail takes visitors around Turning Mill Pond, where they can see the historic Pump House, beaver dams and human dams, and enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful and serene site. Trail maps are available at admissions. The trail takes about 30 minutes to walk.

Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed in the Village.

Personal photography without flash is allowed throughout the Village. Tripods are not allowed inside historic buildings.