DEERFIELD -- Join members of the Shaftsbury Historical Society and Bennington Museum on June 22 for a visit to Historic Deerfield. Enjoy a guided tour of "The Street" and two additional house tours, plus plenty of time on your own to explore. Ticket price is $60 including lunch and $30 without lunch. Tickets are available at the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vt., and the Chocolate Barn on Rt. 7A in Shaftsbury, Vt.
Historic Deerfield is an authentic 18th-century English settlement in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See Yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades, and explore the world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork.
The bus departs from the Bennington Station on Depot Street at 8 a.m. sharp. You will arrive in Historic Deerfield at 9:30 a.m. and have a guided tour of "The Street" plus two additional houses. Lunch is at 1 p.m. and followed by free time to explore on your own. The bus departs for Bennington at 3 p.m. arriving at the Bennington Station at 4:30 p.m.
The Bennington Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closed on Wednesday. For information on exhibits, events and programs: benningtonmuseum.org.