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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

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

Archaeology Lab

September 12, 2015 - November 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays. Learn about the science behind historical archaeology. » Learn More

Homeschool Harvest Day

September 23, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Homeschool families are invited to celebrate the fall harvest at Historic Deerfield. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Foods of the Fall Harvest

September 26, 2015 - October 31, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn. See post for specific dates. Open hearth cooking is typically Fridays and Saturdays. » Learn More

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