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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

Plants and Place: Native Flora in Western Massachusetts

April 29, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Rescheduled Event This one-day forum brings together a range of speakers for a lively discussion of the history, use, and preservation of herbaria in western Massachusetts. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Family Style

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit with our hearth cooks as they prepare family-style dinners like they did in early New England. Help mix batter, churn butter, and learn about the main meal of the day – dinner! » Learn More

Spring Cleaning: Scrub, Rub, Polish and Shine

April 29, 2017 - June 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays After a long and snowy winter the History Workshop is ready to throw open its doors and launch into a real old fashioned spring cleaning! Learn how people in early New England cleaned their homes. » Learn More

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

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Fresh and Fowl

May 06, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in May. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Fresh and Fowl

May 13, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in May. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk. » Learn More

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