Other Ideas: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Discovery Museum; Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts; Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum (for kids and adults); MIT Museum
Historic Deerfield Inc. is an outdoor history museum of 12 antique houses ranging from 1730 to 1850. Learn about the people who lived here from their homes, furniture, silver, textiles, and decorative arts. Take a guided or self-guided tour, explore The Cooks’ Garden and the Channing Blake Footpath, and ejoy hands-on activities.
Historic Deerfield is located in the village of Old Deerfield, at the crossroads of the Deerfield and Connecticut rivers in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
The History Workshop provides hands-on learning. Families can relax, play on their own, or have a hands-on experience guided by a museum educator.
School Group Programs
Historic Deerfield offers educational programs designed for learners of all ages: family programs, K-12 school tours, workshops and classes for adults. Programs at are based on the belief that authentic objects—old houses, works of art, the landscape—are powerful instruments of learning. Close experience with real objects is an important part of all of our educational programs.
We also believe that an interdisciplinary approach to art and history is the best way to learn. As a museum of New England history and art, we draw on these disciplines, and many others, in an attempt to understand and teach about the past.
School group tours are arranged by calling Claire Carlson, Education Program Coordinator, at 413-775-7217 or [email protected]
2013 Regular Season Daily Operation:
April 13–December 29, 2013 (closed Thanksgiving Day, and December 24–25)
Open daily 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The History Workshop is open weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through June 30; open daily 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 6 through August 18.
Youth (age 6-17): $5.00
Under 6, Member and Deerfield Resident: Free
80 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA, 01342 map
From the East
Worcester, MA (1 hour)/Boston, MA (approximately 2 hours):
Take MassPike/I-90 West to exit 4, then take I-91 North to Exit 24. At the end of the ramp, bear right onto Routes 5&10 North. Follow “Historic Deerfield” signs approximately 6 miles
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