Berkshire County is filled with an array of artistic and educational institutes for you and your whole family to enjoy. For more information on what the Berkshires have to offer, please check out these links.
Located in downtown Pittsfield right next to Center Square. This is a great museum that rotates in a new theme every six months.
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Looking for something to do in the Berkshires? The BVB can help. They have compiled a complete listing of all activities and attractions in the region from art museums to wedding facilities.
Crane Paper Company
Come see what goes into the making of the United States’ currency paper.
Hancock Shaker Village
Learn about how the Shakers worked, ate, slept and lived by visiting this one of a kind village.
Herman Melville’s House
A Registered National Historic Landmark, Arrowhead still has the studio room in which Moby Dick was written.
The area’s only year-round Independent Film House. Images showcases the best of independent film and sponsors discussion groups, film festivals, and other movie-related events. Close by in Williamstown.
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest museum of its kind in the nation and it never stops growing.
Norman Rockwell Museum
Everything that you could ever want to know about Massachusetts’ most famous painter is right at your fingertips here in Stockbridge. A gift shop on premises can make the thought of owning a piece of history a reality.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Not just a museum, but also a research facility dedicated to advancing both scholorship and the public understanding of art.
The Harrison Gallery
The Harrison Gallery is a Fine Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. The collection focuses on landscapes and images from the northeast, by established as well as emerging artists. A print of Jiminy Peak by local artist John MacDonald can be seen here.
Williams College Museum of Art
One of the finest college art museums in the country, WCMA houses 12,000 works that span the history of art.
Barrington Stage Company
Award-winning summer theater now entering it’s 10th season. To date the BSC has won three Elliot Norton/Boston Theatre Critics Awards, four Boston Outer Critics Awards and a myriad of other awards including the Year’s Top Ten Plays Awards for Mack and Mabel, Three Viewings, Cabaret, and A View from the Roof as well as Metroland’s Best Artistic Director Award for Julianne Boyd.
Fully staged professional opera located in Gt. Barrington.
Berkshire Scenic Railway
The Museum in Lenox Station has model railroads, displays of railroad memorabilia relating to the Housatonic and New Haven Railroads, and a child oriented gift shop carrying railroad related items. On summer weekends and holidays you can even take a 90 minute ride on a vintage train. For more information, please call 413.637.2210 or check out www.berkshirescenicrailroad.org
Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge
With 75 years on stage, this is the third oldest theatre in the nation.
Jacob’s Pillow, named in 2001 to the National Register of Historic Places, is an internationally celebrated center for dance that presents dance in all forms from the world over during its annual Festival. This year’s festival runs from June 19 to August 29.
Shakespeare and Company
Located in Lenox, Shakespeare & Co. is known for both its superb acting, and unique stages.
Tanglewood, surrounded by the beautiful Berkshires, is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. From late June through Labor Day, Tanglewood offers a variety of musical performances and performers, including perennial favorite James Taylor .
The Mount, Home of Edith Wharton
Designed and built by Edith Wharton, guided and self-guided tours of The Mount are available from May 1 to October 31.
The Theater Barn
Professional theater in the country featuring the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway.
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Winner of the 2002 Regional Summer Theater Tony Award, the first summer theater ever to win this award, Williamstown Theater Festival celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. Running from June 23 to August 28, WTF will present 9 different productions this summer.