Memorial Hall Museum

Memorial Hall Museum 72Memorial Hall is one of New England’s oldest museums. When Deerfield Academy’s original 1798 school building became available, antiquarian George Sheldon organized the collection of artifacts he was assembling, and in 1880 Memorial Hall opened. The museum’s extraordinary collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles, and Indian artifacts is “the finest collection of local antiquities in New England” and is one of America’s oldest museums.

See some of the collection highlights here.

Come explore the museum’s 19 rooms of art, culture and history!
Memorial Hall Museum opens for the 2014 season on May 3rd, weekends only until May 31st, then Tuesday through Friday until October 31st. Hours are 11 am to 4:30 pm.Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for youth and students 6-21.  The museum is also open by appointment or for school groups; please call 413-774-7476 ext 10 if you would like to schedule a group tour. Get directions here

Listen to an audio tour of the museum.

Note to Teachers and Special Interest Groups: Memorial Hall Museum is also available for field trips and group tours. More information here.


Library

The PVMA Library—located next to Memorial Hall Museum—has an exceptional collection of manuscripts, diaries, account books, town records, maps and other documentation. The library is open  Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and is closed most holidays.