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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

Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017

May 05, 2017 - February 11, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenting more than 20 highlights from the past seven years, this exhibition explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle

July 01, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. » Learn More

Get the Buzz on Bees!

July 01, 2017 - August 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. » Learn More

2017 Summer Lecture Series: Summer Living in Early America

July 06, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate summer by joining us on Thursday evenings in July for three lectures devoted to rhythms of life of early America during these warmest months of the year. Summer Living in Early America will explore early community celebrations of the nation’s most important civic holiday, dressing to beat the heat, and summer foodways. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle

July 08, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. » Learn More

2017 Summer Lecture Series: Summer Living in Early America

July 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate summer by joining us on Thursday evenings in July for three lectures devoted to rhythms of life of early America during these warmest months of the year. Summer Living in Early America will explore early community celebrations of the nation’s most important civic holiday, dressing to beat the heat, and summer foodways. » Learn More

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