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2015 Season Begins Saturday, April 18

The 2015 season begins Saturday, April 18, 2015 when the museum is open daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..   The season kicks off with the Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade (April 18), and an entire week of great activities for kids during School Vacation Week (April 20-26).


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

Fashioning a Legacy: The 50th Anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Collection

January 01, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Historic Deerfield’s textile gallery! Throughout the year’s golden anniversary, we’ll be celebrating one of the country’s most important collections of its kind with special programming. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: What's for Dinner?

April 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Vacation Week Event! When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? Find out from our hearth cooks who will be preparing simple dinners in the kitchen of the Hall Tavern. » Learn More

It's About Time...

April 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

School Vacation Week Event! Come to the History Workshop and learn all about clocks and time keeping. » Learn More

School Vacation Week Activities at Historic Deerfield

April 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015 | 10:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us April 20-26 for a week of great activities, from open hearth cooking to hands-on learning at the History Workshop. » Learn More

Playing with the Past Badge at Historic Deerfield (for Junior Scouts)

May 02, 2015 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Girl Scouts can complete 3 out of 5 badge requirements as they see a hearth cooking demonstration, learn about tours and games of the past, and talk to each other about the characters they chose. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: From Scratch

May 02, 2015 - May 30, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in May. All foods were cooked “from scratch” in the past. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks and learn how to decipher historic “receipts” for some common late 18th-century dishes. » Learn More

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