Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

Historic Deerfield is a museum dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and history of the Connecticut River Valley. Its historic houses, museums, and programs provide visitors with an understanding of New England's historic villages and countryside. It is located in the village of Old Deerfield which has been designated a National Historic Landmark District (as the Old Deerfield Historic District), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum also hosts the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife.
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  • The village of Deerfield, is one of the most beautiful and best preserved in this part of the country. Meanwhile, we must always remember that this State with the Rhode Island is the heart of America's history. Here came the first settlers and from there began its entire modern history. This country Museum, preserves a series of dozens of homes and buildings, all perfectly preserved, restored and transformed into small museums, representing a unique glance, even through a visit along the Avenue main that runs through it. The houses are beautiful, with ancient portals and perfectly manicured gardens in front. Let us not forget that Halloween and holiday decorations are incumbent based pumpkins abound everywhere in choreography really scenic. At the Visitor centre you can book you a nice tour through the most significant homes and a costumed guide will tell you stories of bygone days of a past that for this people is the basis of national pride. The visit, which lasts a few hours, costa €13. Here the pilgrims arrived in the late 1600 's and after quickly off the premises Algonquins, through a series of wars, even if they tried to resist asking the help of the French who were located in southern Canada, profited These fertile land areas of the Connecticut River Valley, creating a thriving farming community that was one of the bases in the Constitution of the future country. Here are some of the oldest houses remaining of the period and rightfully so their conservation is very insightful and timely, since it represents the starting point of the American nation. I say they should be very impressive to get there during the annual fair, something very American, that around here know how to do it properly.
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  • We had our son's 13th birthday party at Historic Deerfield with the kids doing a scavenger hunt (i.e., finding facts all around the historic street-- we left the scavenger hunt page at the ticket plac...  more »
  • Deerfield is absolutely delightful. This a settlement that dates back to the late 17th century. Even if you don't visit the houses themselves one can simply stroll down the main street and experience ...  more »
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  • Well worth the time and money to see! Rated a Gem by AAA, for good reasons. Attractive buildings and furnishings from the colonial and early American period, plenty of parking, great old trees changing into fall colors, well trained, helpful docents and guides at different homes and stations. We enjoyed a hearth cooking demonstration at the tavern and exploring the world of children from early America at another station. The silver display museum was dazzling. Overall, a gem, and a memorable place!
  • Really wonderful place. Beautiful houses in a charming old New England town. Best visited in the fall. House guides are really knowledgeable. Also take time to explore the area it's a beautiful part of Massachusetts.
  • Excellent place to take the family. The staff are knowledgeable and will answer questions. The family center, with it's games and projects, was a huge hit with our boys. Be prepared to walk and climb stairs. Also consider that not all houses are handicapped or stroller accessible.
  • I loved it here. Lovely architecture. Wonderful history.
  • Beautiful depiction of historical New England. Amazing that the community fits into this beautiful village. The guided tours through some of these homes add so much interesting information to these beautiful homes. Plan to spend the day to see everything.
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