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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

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: From Scratch

May 02, 2015 - May 30, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in May. All foods were cooked “from scratch” in the past. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks and learn how to decipher historic “receipts” for some common late 18th-century dishes. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: From Hearth to Table

June 06, 2015 - June 27, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in June. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. » Learn More

2015 Dublin Seminar: Schooldays in New England, 1650-1900

June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This weekend seminar will examine the culture of education in New England and adjacent areas of New York and Canada from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. » Learn More

Father's Day at Historic Deerfield

June 21, 2015 - June 21, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dads and grandfathers receive free admission to the museum. » Learn More

It's About Time

May 02, 2015 - June 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Weekends in May and June. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about clocks and time keeping. » Learn More

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