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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

Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball: Special Evening Tour

December 09, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is sold out. On this special illuminated evening tour, participants will visit with the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball. » Learn More

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix

December 10, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Make your own hot chocolate mix to take home that is inspired by a colonial chocolate recipe. » Learn More

Historic Trade Demonstration: Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow

December 10, 2016 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Visitors will learn about printing and the operation of a press as they watch Carl print holiday cards. Every visitor gets to take a card home with them. Envelopes, pens and other supplies are available to embellish your special card. » Learn More

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

December 10, 2016 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The beautiful horses of Karas Farm will greet you at the Visitor Center, and provide a lovely tour down our historic street. *weather permitting* » Learn More

Community Action Holiday Gift Program

November 25, 2016 - December 11, 2016 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

From November 25 – December 11, the museum will serve as a collection site to support Community Action's Family Center. » Learn More

Gift Making

December 03, 2016 - December 18, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. » Learn More

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