Visiting the Berkshires

With its natural beauty, quintessential New England towns, antiques, literary history and rich cultural life, it’s no wonder the Berkshires continues to attract and inspire so many visitors year after year. Located near the historic town of Falls Village, CT, Isabella Freedman is only a short distance from the world-renowned cultural, historic, and natural attractions of the beautiful Berkshires. While visiting Isabella Freedman, you may decide to take a day trip to a museum, catch a concert at Tanglewood, visit Arrowhead (Herman Melville’s home where he wrote Moby Dick), or go rock climbing, rafting or downhill skiing. Our staff will be happy to help you plan your excursion.

Music & Theater

Tanglewood The famed summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra for more than 60 years presents daily concerts in a scenic environment of spectacular beauty. A typical summer schedule offers chamber music, jazz concerts, open rehearsals, contemporary music performances and free student concerts. For a complete schedule of concerts and more information go to www.bso.org. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Jacob’s Pillow is an internationally celebrated center for dance that presents dance in all forms from the world over during its annual festival. The festival features some of the most famous dance troupes from across the country, including such groups as Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Pilobolus and many more. For this year’s schedule and more information go to www.jacobspillow.org. Shakespeare & Company Indoor and outdoor productions of Shakespearean theater and contemporary works. Williamstown Theatre Festival A leader in summer theater, the Williamstown festival draws huge names in theater each year. In addition to several major productions, there are also smaller works and works-in-progress, and a variety of cabaret and other interesting pieces during the season.

Museums

The Berkshire Museum 39 South Street, Pittsfield 413.443.7171 Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox 413.637.2210 Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute 225 South Street, Williamstown 413.458.2303 Crane Paper Museum Routes 8 & 90 South Street, Dalton 413.684.2600 Hancock Shaker Village Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield 413.443.0188 Norman Rockwell Museum Route 183, Stockbridge 413.298.4100 Williams College Museum of Art Main Street, Williamstown 413.597.2429 Mass MoCA The largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country 87 Marshall Street, North Adams 413.664.4481

Additional Information

Outdoor activities, gardens, historic sites, cultural attractions and other areas of interest around the southern Berkshire region. Discover the Berkshires The Berkshire Web Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Massachusetts Vacations Lakeville and Salisbury, CT Berkshire Hiking