Step into early New England as you tour Historic Deerfield’s eleven house museums. Explore hundreds of years of history along an original, mile-long street. The extraordinary houses with their antique furnishings, along with the exhibition galleries and collections, comprise some of the finest examples of publicly available Americana in the United States.
Special exhibitions at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life at Historic Deerfield have dramatically enhanced public access to the museum’s nationally acclaimed decorative arts collections. Set back from the village street at the edge of a pumpkin field, and in line with several 19th-century barns, the Flynt Center is fully accessible to all visitors with a dramatic entrance into a lobby that leads to exhibition galleries.
Explore one of the best public collections of art and antiques in America. Begun and formed in large part by founders Henry and Helen Flynt during a lifetime of collecting, the collection has been refined with hundreds of additions by professional staff since the mid-1970s. Much of the collection is on display in historic houses, as well as in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, home to both exhibitions and visible storage in the Museum’s Attic. Information and images of many objects are also available though the Five College Museums/Historic Deerfield Collections Database.