With the BEST WESTERN PLUS Berkshire Hills Inn & Suites hotel as a starting point, your Berkshire Vacation is sure to be one to remember! Berkshire County is proud to be the home of some of America's most well known destinations. Visitors the world over, come to the Berkshires each year to enjoy attractions such as the Hancock Shaker Village, Tanglewood, MASS MoCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Museum, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Colonial Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and others. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Berkshire Hills Inn & Suites hotel is conveniently located to many of the areas attractions and our staff would welcome the opportunity to make activity suggestions, should you wish.


Hancock Shaker Village
Route 20, Pittsfield, MA
(413) 443-0188

The Shakers are one of the most intriguing religious movements in American history, and considered among the most successful utopian societies ever to have flourished in this country. A religious order whose members believe in pacifism, celibacy, and communal living, Shaker religious expression took the form of singing and ecstatic dance, which is why they were called the “Shaking Quakers,” or “Shakers.” Shakers came to America from Manchester, England, in 1774, when Ann Lee led eight Shaker converts here seeking freedom to live work, and worship. The Hancock settlement was founded in 1783  More >>>


297 West Street, Lenox, MA
(413) 637-1600

Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston. Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours. It commissions works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is among the world's most important music  More >>>


The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
(413) 997-4444

The 780 seat Colonial Theatre, located in Pittsfield, was built in 1903 and re-opened in 2006, following a $21 million restoration. This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state of the art technical systems and hosts family entertainment, comedy, live music and more year round. Located in the lobby of the Colonial is THE GARAGE. Its name pays homage to its former owner, Berkshire Auto Co. This newly developed venue, complete with stage, lights and sound system, is our dedicated space for local and regional music performers. Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of  More >>>


Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, MA
(413) 298-4100

Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires. Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman  More >>>


Barrington Stage Company
30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA
(413) 236-8888

Barrington Stage Company has become the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting more than 52,000 patrons each year, and gaining national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires, with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people  More >>>


Berkshire Museum
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
(413) 443-7171

Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, we are your community museum: a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired.  Well-known institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mystic Seaport, the Smithsonian Institution, the Guggenheim, and the Tate Gallery have all borrowed objects  More >>>


Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA
(413) 298-3926

The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported educational organization encompassing 15 acres of cultivated land at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Called “a glistening community gem” by Virginia Small, author of the book Great Gardens of the Berkshires, the Garden’s mission is to fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening and the preservation of our environment. Our public display gardens are open May to mid-October. Both functional and ornamental, they are among the oldest  More >>>


The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center & Theatre
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
(413) 528-6415

The Mahaiwe Theater opened in September 1905 and is one of the oldest surviving theaters in the country. In its early years, the theater presented touring vaudeville acts and performers such as John Philip Sousa. It was transformed into a movie palace in 1930 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Celebrated for its splendid acoustics, the theatre has played an important role in the life of the area. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was formed in December 2002 and launched its first six-month presenting season with a Centennial Celebration in May 2005. The theater has been newly restored,  More >>>


87 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA
(413) 662-2111

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging. MASS MoCA exhibits work by many of  More >>>


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