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Winter Hours

The Flynt Center of Early New England Life is open on weekends January 3 - April 12. The 2015 regular season of daily operation begins on April 18, 2015.  For additional information on special tours during the winter season, click here. Great programs and events continue at the museum throughout the winter - see the list, below.


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

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

January 03, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Open weekends through April 12. Examine one of the finest collections of early American textiles and costumes ever assembled! On view weekends through April 13, 2014 at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. » Learn More

Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

February 28, 2015 - February 14, 2016 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This February Historic Deerfield opens a new exhibition in the Flynt Center Lobby that draws upon collection objects from the period 1780 to 1825, representative of the Neoclassical style. » Learn More

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection

January 03, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Open weekends through April 12. One of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented, these 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. » Learn More

Pillow Talk: Discovering Early New England Bed Chambers

April 11, 2015 | 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

This one-day forum at Historic Deerfield brings together a diverse group of historians and specialists who will focus on the functions and material culture of the New England bed chamber. We will discuss issues of fashion and status, comfort, privacy, sleep patterns, health, and hygiene. » Learn More

Playing with the Past Badge at Historic Deerfield (for Junior Scouts)

April 11, 2015 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Girl Scouts can complete 3 out of 5 badge requirements as they see a hearth cooking demonstration, learn about tours and games of the past, and talk to each other about the characters they chose. » Learn More

Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade 2015

April 18, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world.” Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a parade and muster. » Learn More

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