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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

Free Fun Friday 2017

July 28, 2017 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Admission to Historic Deerfield is FREE to all visitors on July 28, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. » 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

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle

July 29, 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

Early American Furniture: Recent Research in Training, Technique, and Lifestyle

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the Curatorial staff at Historic Deerfield for a look at current research in the study of early American furniture from the cabinet shop to parlor and chamber. The weekend in Deerfield, among our museum houses and extensive collections, will kindle a passion for learning about the unspoken meanings imbedded in early American craftsmanship. » Learn More

Friends of Historic Deerfield Trip 2017

September 21, 2017 - September 25, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and our curators on an amazing trip to San Francisco, September 21-25, 2017 to view remarkable collections of antiques and decorative arts. Tour four four remarkable private collections plus private connoisseur tours of seven exceptional museums, historic homes, and natural wonders. » Learn More