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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

Buildings Archaeology: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Historic Structures

July 16, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This symposium will explore the study of historic buildings and introduce some of the methods and materials available to those who work with, or live in, historic structures. » Learn More

Summer Lecture Series: Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

July 07, 2016 - July 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursdays in July, make sure your evenings are open to join us for our free summer lecture series! This year's series celebrates Historic Deerfield's Natural Selections exhibition now on view in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Three insightful lectures will explore the horticultural, decorative, and educational aspects of plants and flowers in the 18th and early 19th centuries. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle

July 02, 2016 - July 30, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in July. During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. » Learn More

Free Fun Friday 2016

August 05, 2016 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Admission to Historic Deerfield is FREE to all visitors on August 5, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. » Learn More

Rainbow in a Pot: Making Dye with Natural Materials

July 01, 2016 - August 14, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us to explore the remarkable process of making dye from natural materials. » Learn More

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