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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


2014 Regular Season Begins April 19!

 The 2014 Regular Season at Historic Deerfield begins Saturday, April 19. The museum will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for touring and exploring. See our lineup of great programs and events for school vacation week, April 21 - 27, including the Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade.

Plan Your Visit Around These Upcoming Events

Open Hearth Cooking: Colonial Chocolate

April 21, 2014 - April 26, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how chocolate influenced life in early America. » Learn More

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

April 21, 2014 - April 27, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Craft a handwritten letter on lovely paper and learn how to use a quill pen or an ink pen! » Learn More

Silversmithing Series

April 26, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Silversmith Steve Smithers will be working in the Silver Shop on multiple days demonstrating and discussing the making of a (commissioned) set of sterling silver flatware for an early American 18th century home. » Learn More

Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade

April 26, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world.” Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a parade and muster. » Learn More

Historic Deerfield at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

April 26, 2014 - April 29, 2014 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Historic Deerfield will be the featured loan exhibition at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, April 25-29, 2014. » Learn More

Textile Artist Badge at Historic Deerfield - for Senior Girl Scouts

May 03, 2014 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Senior Girl Scouts can complete 3 out of 4 badge requirements with this one-day event. » Learn More

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