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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

Fashioning a Legacy: The 50th Anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Collection

January 01, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Historic Deerfield’s textile gallery! Throughout the year’s golden anniversary, we’ll be celebrating one of the country’s most important collections of its kind with special programming. » Learn More

Summer Lecture Series: Utopian Dreams in 19th-Century New England

July 09, 2015 - July 23, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursdays in July, make sure your evenings are open to join us for our FREE summer lecture series. This year's topic is the utopian societies of 19th-century New England. » Learn More

Architectural Paints in Early New England

July 25, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day program focuses on early New England architectural painting - the current state of architectural paint analysis and how paints were used from the late 17th century to the mid-19th century to decorate both interiors and exteriors. » Learn More

Silken Threads and Shimmering Cloth

July 04, 2015 - August 13, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Daily through August 13. Learn about the history of silk in Deerfield and discover how silken threads are made into shimmering cloth. Have fun handling silkworms in our live silkworm exhibit! » Learn More

Free Fun Friday 2015

August 14, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Admission to Historic Deerfield is FREE to all visitors on August 14, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. » Learn More

Friends of Historic Deerfield Trip 2015

September 25, 2015 - September 28, 2015 | 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and curators to savor the rich history of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, September 25-28, 2015. » Learn More

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