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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

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Examine one of the finest collections of early American textiles and costumes ever assembled! On view weekends through April 13, 2014 at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. » Learn More

Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century

March 01, 2014 - February 15, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

New exhibition opening March 1 in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. » Learn More

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn about antique furniture from the inside out, and gain a new understanding of the materials and craftsmanship that went into the creation of these spectacular objects through graphics, before-and-after views of conservation treatments, and innovative “exploded view” display techniques. » Learn More

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

One of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented, these 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. » Learn More

Heritage Holiday 2014

December 06, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Capture the holiday spirit this December by joining Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Sugar and Spice - Holiday Baking

December 06, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The special holiday recipes that we pass down from generation to generation are often special baked goods that we look forward to year after year. Join our hearth cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. » Learn More

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