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The town of Deerfield was once the northwestern most outpost of New England settlement. It was the site of several Native American attacks, including the Deerfield Massacre, also known was Raid on Deerfield in 1704. Deerfield includes two villages: South Deerfield and Old Deerfield. The history of the town is well preserved through Historic Deerfield, the original village and museum, and through the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, a membership-based historical and cultural organization. Deerfield contains the section of the Deerfield River where it bends north before flowing into the Connecticut River, a natural phenomenom. Therefore Deerfield has rich soil, great for farming. Deerfield is located along Interstate-91, 30 miles north of Springfield, and bordering Greenfield to the south. U.S. Route 5 and MA Route 10 both run through town, parallel to Interstate-91.

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Town/Cultural Events

Town/Cultural Events

Historic Deerfield in Old Deerfield has 12 period houses furnished with antiques and offer guided museum house tours along with walking tours, year-round schedule of programs including workshops, lectures and special events.  The Flynt Center of Early New England Life offers changing exhibitions and The Museum's Attic, with 2,500 choice antiques from the Historic Deerfield collection.  Call (413) 775-7214 for further information.

Memorial Hall Museum, on Memorial Street in Old Deerfield, has three floors and 19 exhibition rooms of 17th-18th-and 19th century collections from the area, including the famous "Old Indian House Door" which survived the French and Indian attack of 1704 in Old Deerfield. The library contains local historical and genealogical resources. Museum opens daily from May 1 to October 31 from 11 am. to 5 pm. Library open year-round (9 am to 5 pm). Memorial Hall also hosts plays, concerts and lecture series. Call 413-774-7476 for further information.

The Old Deerfield Fall Arts and Craft Festival is a benefit for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of the area’s cultural history. The festival was named by Yankee magazine as one of the top 20 events in New England

The Joseph Verner Reed Fine Arts Center on the Deerfield Academy campus, hosts 3 art shows each year, on top of its permanent collection.

There are several boarding schools in town. Deerfield Academy was founded in 1797 and is one of the most prestigious college preparatory schools in the country. The Bement School is a day and boarding school for K through 9th graders, which prides itself on its diversity of staff and students and varied curriculum. Lastly, the Eaglebrook School is a day and boarding school for boys in sixth through ninth grade, which aims to prepare them for success in secondary school and beyond.

The Outdoors

The Outdoors

One of the most iconic photos of the Connecticut River Valley is of the view from the top of Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield. The moderate but steep hike winds through the forest and gives glimpses of the view to come. At the peak, there is a pavilion with picnic tables and a tower which you can climb up for an even better almost 360 degree view.  Click here for trail map.

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Tourists and locals alike love to visit Historic Deerfield, the original village that still stands today. At Historic Deerfield, you can take a guided tour through house museums and learn what life was like in the original settlement. They also host a variety of seasonal workshops, organized trips, and other special events.

Yankee Candle Village is Yankee Candle's flagship store is located in Deerfield.  It is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where you can visit Santa's workshop and wander through the Bavarian Christmas Village where it snows every four minutes...inside! Sweeten your trip at our Fudge Shop and Yankee Candy – featuring 125 different types of candy and over 400,000 candles to select from.   

During the cold winter months, you can warm up inside Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. They keep the temperature inside at 80 degrees for the butterflies and you can sit in the warmth and admire the butterflies, birds, and plants.  After you visit Magic Wings take the kids to the Rock Fossil & Dinosaur ShopThousands of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the very location of this store.  It is a family-friendly shop with inventory and activities perfect for people of any age, groups, parties, and gifts!  

Two popular breweries are located in Deerfield.  Berkshire Brewing Company, the premier regional craft brewery established in 1994. They brew everything from pale ales to porters to hefeweizens and on Saturdays at 1 pm, they open their doors to guests for free samples and a tour.   Treehouse Brewing Company carries a wide variety of fresh beer, cold brew, and seltzer. It is a fantastic venue with pizza and entertainment and outdoor seating. Check out their website for details.  

Old Deerfield Country Store - There is something for everyone and great place to pick up those unique gifts. You'll enjoy shopping or browsing our 3 large rooms in a causal relaxed atmosphere. They have kitchen gadgets, baskets, toys, figurines and collectables, and so much more.

Richardson's Candy Kitchen located on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield has been a Franklin County fixture since 1954. Amazing homemade chocolates, penny candy,  fudge and when in season ice cream!    It is everyone's go to place especially during the holidays. 

Deerfield has several great food stores and eateries. Atlas Farm, a family-owned organic farm and farm store, offers local produce and agricultural products.  Ciesluk's Market is located in the center of town and is a complete grocery store offering produce, beef, deli, bakery, and more!     If you like mexican food check out Bueno Y San! They use fresh ingredients creating healthy Mexican meals for you and your family.  Visit in person or order online.   Clarkdale Fruit Farm has over 100 varieties of apples, peaches, plums, pears, cherries and grapes.  Open in July! 

Wolfie's Restaurant has been family owned and operated for over 40 years offering quality food and service at an affordable price.  They have been serving exceptional American fare to countless generations and it is the go to place for a great meal. 

Champney's Restaurant and Tavern, located in the historic Deerfield Inn serves seasonally-driven meals in a classic New England setting.   Enjoy the beautiful of Historic Deerfield and treat yourself to a nice meal at Champney's.  

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Real Estate Listings

If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home in Deerfield, Mass, click here for the latest list of what is currently on the market. You can also contact Wanda Mooney to learn more about the area and the process of moving.

 

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