June 17, 2020

Historic Deerfield Massachusetts

If your traveling through I-91 in central Massachusetts, one of the towns you'll be driving through in Deerfield Massachusetts. Most people stop at the Yankee Candle flagship store - located just off of exit 24 on I-5.

Did you know that just down the road is Old Deerfield Village Historic District? It's a fun place to learn more about Old New England. A few years ago we accidentally discovered this place when we took the wrong exit off of I-91.

Town Office Deefield Mobile
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Some Characters you may see around Deerfield

Things I Learned About the Historic Deerfield

The outdoor museum was founded in 1952 to teach people about the history and culture of early New England and the Connecticut River Valley.

Admission tickets to all the buildings is $18 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Old Deerfield Village is a subsection of the actual Deerfield town. The village has one major street with several cross streets. The main street is called "The Street."

What's interesting is that the street was a real street at one time. In 1670 a surveyor laid out the mile-long road, the village and the surrounding meadows for farming, a town plan that survives perfectly intact today.

There are twelve preserved houses to tour. The oldest house is from 1730. You can tour three centuries of American History and discover how things have changed over the years.

Twenty-four of the house that is on "The Street" were standing when the Revolutionary War began in 1775, and 42 houses predate the Civil War.

Guest can check out authentic furniture, silver and other historic decorations.

The Henry N. Flynt Library is a special collection library perfect for people researching early New England life. You can learn a lot more about the lives of people in the Connecticut River Valley.

This unique old houses and layouts are a perfect place for photographers looking for the ideal New England town.

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