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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

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

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

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Pies

November 01, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

As the fall settles in and the days get shorter, our cooks will be busy in the kitchen making pies. » Learn More

Girl Scout Badge Days: Pottery Badge for Brownies

November 01, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Girl Scout troops can earn their pottery badge at Historic Deerfield! » Learn More

Historic Trade Demonstrations: Early 19th Century Medical Practice with Jack Richman and Tinsmithing with Bill McMillen

November 01, 2014 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

*Please note: Tinsmithing with Bill McMillen has been rescheduled to October 11.** Learn about the methods of early American medicine and see how tinsmithing helped to make everyday items for the home. » Learn More

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