Things to Do in the Berkshires MA - Visit A Berkshire Museum (Shaker Life, Contemporary Art, Animation, Rare Book Library, Norman Rockwell, Edith Wharton, Guilded Age Gallery, Daniel Chester French...)

Museums, Galleries & Libraries in Berkshire County, MA

Berkshire Athenaeum  One Wendell Ave.Pittsfield MA  413/ 499-9480   - *Provides free or reduced general admission to museums and other places of interest in Berkshire County!


Berkshire County Holocaust Memorial Monument  Park Square, Pittsfield  MA  - Donated by the people of Berkshire County to commemorate the 11 million people who died in the Holocaust of World War II.


Berkshire Museum   39 South St. Pittsfield  MA   413/ 443-7171  - Unique exhibits, galleries, and attractions for all ages. Fine art & sculpture from around the world. Touch tank & aquarium, collection of artifacts from Native American cultures, ancient cultures of Egypt, China, & more


Chapin Library of Rare Books & ManuscriptsMain St., Williamstown  MA  413/ 597-4200  - William's College Stetson Hall offers 8 amazing library collections exhibits, reading room.  Appointment suggested.


Chesterwood Museum   4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge MA  413/ 298-3579   - Berkshire County home, studio & gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (the Lincoln Memorial).  Situated on 122 acres.  Exhibits, tours, classes.

Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards   Rt. 295 / 508 Canaan Rd., Richmond, MA  413/698-3301  - 100 year-old farm set on 200 scenic acres in the Berkshires. Stroll about the orchard, or hike, ski or snow shoe the private back country trails. Apple picking,  Free wine tasting.

Hancock Shaker Village  Route 20 & 41,  Pittsfield MA  413/ 443-0188  -  Restored 18th Century Shaker village preserves a simple, peaceful, efficient life-style.  Animal farm, tours, galleries, exhibits, hands-on activities.  Library, hiking trails, Cafe, Gift Shop.

Herman Mellville's Arrowhead Museum  780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield MA  413/ 442-1793    - Melville's work (written at & inspired by Arrowead) include Moby-Dick.   Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day. Hourly Tours & off-season museum tours by appointment.

Mass MoCA   1040 MASS MoCA Way,  North Adams, MA   413/ MoCA.111   - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.  Galleries, Kidspace & Tours= open daily.  2010 Mass MOCA Museum Exhibit Schedule to the LEFT

Naumkeag House and Gardens  5 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge MA 413/298-3239    - Open daily May to Columbus Day. Allow a minimum of 1 hour for the garden, 2 hours if also taking house tour.

Norman Rockwell Museum   Rtes 102 & 183,  Stockbridge MA    - 2010 Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit Schedule to the LEFT

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  225 South St., Williamstown MA   413/458-2303   - extraordinary group of works, research & academics programs. World-wide respected art museum, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment.  2010 Clark Art Institute Museum Exhibit Schedule to the LEFT

Stockbridge Library Historical Room   Main St., Stockbridge MA

Ventfort Hall, the Museum of the Gilded Age  104 Walker St., Lenox MA

Williamstown House of Local History  1095 Main St., Williamstown  MA