President Calvin Coolidge practiced law in Northampton, before and after his occupancy of the Oval Office. He lived in houses at 21 Massasoit St. and on Hampton Terrace, but these are not open to the public. However, the Forbes Library, 20 West St. (tel. 413/584-6037;, maintains the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum, which is open to researchers. A number of Coolidge photos are posted at the Forbes website.


The best strolling is within a few blocks any direction of the town green. At the northeast corner of the green is the Town Hall, a fortresslike Romanesque Revival creation of Boston's H. H. Richardson.


The main thoroughfare of Old Deerfield, simply called "The Street," is a mile long. The museum houses are located a few blocks either direction of the visitor center.

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