History

Memorial Hall Old PhotoMemorial HallWestern New England has a rich history dating back to the first colonies in New England, and before that, centuries of Native American lore. Shelburne Falls is built around Salmon Falls, a traditional fishing site where Native Americans filled their larders with salmon spawning upstream from the Connecticut River. The tradition continued through the Industrial Revolution, with early metal foundries and factories harnessing the power of local rivers to produce tools and machinery for early farmers. Today that history is celebrated in museums and historical societies in many of the area towns.

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 2 registered members
80 Old Main St
P.O. Box 321
Deerfield
MA
01342
Phone 413-774-5581
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Open doorways to New England's past at Historic Deerfield. Enjoy tours of thirteen 18th-century house museums, special exhibitions, family programs and activities, nature walk, shopping, cafe, and inn.
14 Depot St
P.O. Box 272
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9443
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Visit our operating museum, located near the Historic Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes in the village of Shelburne Falls. You can take a ride on Trolley No. 10 and our old-fashioned pump car (not suitable for small children). In our Visitors' Center, you can play with wooden and electric trains (suitable for children of all ages), browse historical photos from the time of trolleys, and purchase trolley- and railroad- related items in our TrolleyShop gift shop. Outside, you can climb into our big red caboose, and afterwards stroll among the artisan shops, galleries and restaurants in Shelburne Falls.