The 2-Hour Village Tour

Printed maps for self-guided Walking Tours include routes about the 1704 Raid, English Settlement and the Pocumtuck Homeland, explain daily lives of early English settlers, and the Pocumtuck people who preceded the English. Available at the Visitor Center at Hall Tavern, The Flynt Center and the Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore. 

Self-Guided Spaces  

Included with paid admission.

Visit our museum houses and world-famous collections of early American crafts and decorative arts on your own, at your own pace. Choose two of the following:

  • The Flynt Center of Early New England Life has open-storage of our permanent collection in the Museum’s Attic, and two galleries currently featuring our textile and furniture collections. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Sheldon House shows daily life for an average farming family from 1780 to 1810. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Stebbins House was Deerfield’s first brick house built in 1799 by Asa Stebbins. The house now showcases decorative arts in the neoclassical style that would have been popular in that period (1790-1820).  Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Apprentices’ Workshop at Dwight House shows how things were made by hand long ago. Learn about woodworking, weaving cloth, and making ceramics. Open 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Guided House Tours 

Included with paid admission.

Tours begin on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and last about 35 minutes. Visitors should arrive five minutes before the start of hourly tours. Choose one of the following:

  • The Wells-Thorn House takes visitors through 125 years of Deerfield history in seven rooms, starting in 1725 and ending in 1850. Through different room settings, the tour explains how the town and the nation changed over this period of time. 
  • The Hinsdale and Anna Williams House focuses on the Williams family, and their life in the grand federal mansion they extensively renovated in 1816.

Museum Gift Shop and BookstoreHours: open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Deerfield Lunch Box: open 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for lunch, beverages and snacks. Located behind the Visitor Center at Hall Tavern.

Champney's Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn open for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.