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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

Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

February 27, 2016 - February 12, 2017 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

"Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts" explores through more than 20 objects how nature has inspired, impressed, and enlightened society long before the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1859. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Fresh and Fowl

May 28, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Curiosity and Wonder: Exploring Collections (Weekends)

May 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays through June 26. From children’s collections of rocks, shells, coins and cards, to adult collectors of textiles and fine ceramics, who doesn’t love the idea of a collection? » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

June 04, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about the use of herbs in cooking, which added flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden, dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske, and see what’s growing. » Learn More

Curiosity and Wonder: Exploring Collections (Weekends)

June 04, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays through June 26. From children’s collections of rocks, shells, coins and cards, to adult collectors of textiles and fine ceramics, who doesn’t love the idea of a collection? » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

June 11, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about the use of herbs in cooking, which added flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden, dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske, and see what’s growing. » Learn More

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