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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

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn about antique furniture from the inside out, and gain a new understanding of the materials and craftsmanship that went into the creation of these spectacular objects through graphics, before-and-after views of conservation treatments, and innovative “exploded view” display techniques. » Learn More

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

April 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

Smith-Deerfield Symposium: "The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor"

October 25, 2014 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Smith College Department of English, the Program in American Studies and Historic Deerfield, Inc., sponsor a free symposium celebrating the publication of The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor in 1939. Born 372 years ago, Taylor, the first minister of the Congregational Church in Westfield, Massachusetts, is the finest poet writing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. » Learn More

Historic Trade Demonstration: Architectural Woodworking with Ted Ingraham

October 25, 2014 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Woodworker Ted Ingraham highlights architectural woodworking in this demonstration. » Learn More

Historic Trade Demonstration: Coopering with Neil Muckenhoupt

October 25, 2014 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

See the work of a cooper in this demonstration of a colonial-era trade. » Learn More

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