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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

Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017

May 05, 2017 - February 11, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenting more than 20 highlights from the past seven years, this exhibition explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection. » Learn More

Slowing Down to Stay in Touch: Communication Before the Computer

September 09, 2017 - November 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays Did you ever wonder how people communicated without the aid of “smart” devices and “social media?” Join us this fall and discover the many ways people in the past communicated with each other. » Learn More

Early American Furniture: Recent Research in Training, Technique, and Lifestyle

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the Curatorial staff at Historic Deerfield for a look at current research in the study of early American furniture from the cabinet shop to parlor and chamber. The weekend in Deerfield, among our museum houses and extensive collections, will kindle a passion for learning about the unspoken meanings imbedded in early American craftsmanship. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: It's Pumpkin Time

September 16, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes using heirloom pumpkins and old recipes using this staple of the fall menu. » Learn More

Friends of Historic Deerfield Trip 2017

September 21, 2017 - September 25, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and our curators on an amazing trip to San Francisco, September 21-25, 2017 to view remarkable collections of antiques and decorative arts. Tour four four remarkable private collections plus private connoisseur tours of seven exceptional museums, historic homes, and natural wonders. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: It's Pumpkin Time

September 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes using heirloom pumpkins and old recipes using this staple of the fall menu. » Learn More

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