Indian House Children’s Museum

at Indian House 72Experience the past with these ongoing hands-on activities: dress in 18th century clothing; play with old-time toys; card and spin wool; read from a hornbook; write with a quill pen; make a tavern game; carry buckets; find out what’s for dinner in a 1700’s kitchen; and mind your 18th century manners!


The “Indian House” was built in 1929 as a replica of the famous 1699 Ensign John Sheldon House. Located at 107 Main Street, the house is a few doors north of the Deerfield Inn, on the same side of the street.

Indian House Memorial Children’s Museum is closed. It is typically open weekends August through Columbus Day, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, but due to COVID-19, it will remain closed through at least the month of August. A decision about opening in September is pending. The first floor is open for hands-on activities. Admission is a choice on the Memorial Hall Single Building ticket. All others: $6 for adults; $3 for students (ages 13-21); children 12 and under are free. The door is kept locked, please ring bell for admission

Note to Teachers: The Indian House is available for field trips. More information here.

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