Sturbridge and The Pioneer Valley Sights

Historic Deerfield

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  • Deerfield
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

With 52 buildings on 93 acres, Historic Deerfield provides a vivid glimpse into 18th- and 19th-century America. Along the tree-lined main street are 12 museum houses, built between 1720 and 1850. Four are open to the public on self-guided tours, and the remainder can be seen on guided tours that begin on the hour. At the Wells-Thorn House, various rooms depict life as it changed from 1725 to 1850. The adjacent Frary House displays arts and crafts from the 1900s; the attached Barnard Tavern was the main meeting place for Deerfield's villagers. The Wright House contains furniture from the era. Also of note is the Williams House, the stately home of an affluent early New England couple.

The Flynt Center of Early New England Life contains needlework, textiles, and clothing dating back to the 1600s. The visitor center is located at Hall Tavern, 80 Old Main Street. Plan to spend at least one full day at Historic Deerfield.

Sight Information


Old Main St., Deerfield, Massachusetts, 01342, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $14
  • Apr.–Dec., daily 9:30–4:30. Flynt Center: Apr.–Dec., daily 9:30–4:30; Jan.–Mar., weekends 9:30–4:30

Published 07/14/2016


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