Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village

Fri Mar 5, 2021

Today, when one thinks of maple, they usually think of maple syrup poured over fresh pancakes or waffles, but in the early 19th-century, maple sugar was the ultimate goal – not syrup! Find out the reasons (both practical and political!) why early 19th-century New Englanders used maple sugar during Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating the season with ‘Maple Days’. Every weekend in March, costumed historians will explain how maple syrup was harvested in the early 19th-century and even cook food made with it from that time period. 

The Village’s working sugar camp is demonstrating maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century New England. See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to sugaring off.