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Winter Hours

The museum's winter hours are in effect beginning Monday, December 28, 2015. Historic Deerfield’s museum houses are closed to the public during the winter months (December 28-mid-April),however pre-arranged tours-by-appointment, school tours and group tours are scheduled.  See how to schedule a tour here. The Flynt Center of Early New England Life is open Saturdays and Sundays, January 2, 2016–April 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Enjoy current exhibitions and “The Museum’s Attic” gallery. The museum will reopen for the 2016 Season on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Welcome to Historic Deerfield

Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.

The people were incredible, the museum a gem… Thank you so much for a truly wonderful experience.” 
- Scott F. from East Hampton, CT


Plan Your Visit Around These Upcoming Events

2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes

February 13, 2016 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Are you interested in historic foodways? Do you want to learn how to cook in your fireplace? Do you have a beehive oven and ever wondered how to heat it and bake in it? Please join us this winter to prepare and eat savory and sweet dishes under the guidance of our experience open hearth cooks. » Learn More

2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes

February 20, 2016 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Are you interested in historic foodways? Do you want to learn how to cook in your fireplace? Do you have a beehive oven and ever wondered how to heat it and bake in it? Please join us this winter to prepare and eat savory and sweet dishes under the guidance of our experience open hearth cooks. » Learn More

Girl Scout Badge Days: Woodworker Badge

February 20, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program is now full. Girl Scouts can learn about hand tools of the past and some of the techniques used by carpenters to make utilitarian and beautiful objects. Under the careful supervision of a woodworker you will use a hammer, saw, and other tools to start a special wooden project, one that you can finish and say, “I made it myself.” » Learn More

Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

February 27, 2016 - February 12, 2017 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

"Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts" explores through more than 20 objects how nature has inspired, impressed, and enlightened society long before the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1859. » Learn More

Girl Scout Badge Days: Woodworker Badge

February 27, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program is now full. Girl Scouts can learn about hand tools of the past and some of the techniques used by carpenters to make utilitarian and beautiful objects. Under the careful supervision of a woodworker you will use a hammer, saw, and other tools to start a special wooden project, one that you can finish and say, “I made it myself.” » Learn More

2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes

February 27, 2016 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Are you interested in historic foodways? Do you want to learn how to cook in your fireplace? Do you have a beehive oven and ever wondered how to heat it and bake in it? Please join us this winter to prepare and eat savory and sweet dishes under the guidance of our experience open hearth cooks. » Learn More

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