We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
History all in one spot

Deerfield has a fairly long history and this is the place that tells it. From the way people lived... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Alex F
Colorado Springs, Colorado

I love historical stuff and was surprised to actually meet a descendent of the actual home owner... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
Charlie S
Deerfield, Illinois
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (5)
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good10%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 6, 2017
“History all in one spot”
Apr 19, 2017
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
517 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-4408
Improve This Listing
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Deerfield has a fairly long history and this is the place that tells it. From the way people lived in the Ott Family Home and the way children learned in the Little Red School House, there is a lot to offer. It's a short visit...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Alex F
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I love historical stuff and was surprised to actually meet a descendent of the actual home owner, who described where she played as a child.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Charlie S
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I live directly north of this historical village and always tell people that are visiting to use the 'Little Red Schoolhouse' as a way of knowing they are in the right area. This is delightful even if the buildings are not open. It is a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed April 25, 2016

If one is interested in how one lived in "suburban Chicago" in the 1800's, this would be worthwhile. A good afternoon outing for the kids. Not something that I would go out of my way to see.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank slstraveler
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Great to show kids what life used to e like in a one-room school house; but only open during summer weekends

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank manisfeld
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great day trip with children in August. Kids ages 8-14 all enjoyed the day. With just a few hours, we enjoyed visiting the old school house. The all loved learning how to write with a quill and ink and enjoyed hearing about the typical school...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MariaWaltham
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very informative of past life. Docent was excellent in all buildings. Perfect for all ages. My 4 grandchildren ages 4 to 14 all loved it!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank romayne k
Reviewed May 29, 2015

It is truly a treasure. When we have guests we walk here. When my wife and I going for a walk we stop here. Few times a year you can find very knowledgeable volunteers in the 19th century attire. Few of the earliest buildings in...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Gennady S
Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lovely little collection of historic buildings is an anomaly amid the bustle of the north shore. It's definitely worth a visit when open on Sunday afternoons during the good-weather months. Children love it! A tradition in Deerfield schools is a day in the little...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank LadyOfTheLakeDF
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Warnng: There are no public restrooms. If you are visiting with children, plan ahead -- just as you would do for a car trip, except this is a trip to the past. The Village consists of five buildings clustered under shady trees. Two are replicas...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank illinoistravelere
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Residence Inn Chicago Deerfield
142 reviews
.68 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Deerfield
78 reviews
.95 miles away
Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook / Deerfield
219 reviews
1.41 miles away
Hyatt Regency Deerfield
754 reviews
1.81 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 80 nearby restaurants
Carson's Ribs
201 reviews
.74 miles away
Bobby's Deerfield
151 reviews
.23 miles away
Italian Kitchen Restaurant
78 reviews
.23 miles away
Deerfields Bakery
53 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
Bannockburn Green
6 reviews
2.52 miles away
Chicago Botanic Garden
1,106 reviews
2.88 miles away
Nickel City Family Entertainment Center
19 reviews
1.60 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Deerfield Historic Village staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines