There is always something to do in the Berkshires. Whether you’re looking for hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, the Berkshire hills have plenty of options for enjoying nature. For those looking for entertainment, the Berkshires is also home to many, popular museums and performance art venues.
Culture & museums
Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA)
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville (Pittsfield, MA)
Visit the 18th century farmhouse where Melville wrote Moby-Dick.
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, MA)
Visit the home of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Clark Art Museum (Williamstown, MA)
Galleries of impressionist, American & old master paintings.
Emily Dickinson Museum (Amherst, MA)
Visit the birthplace and home of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most cherished poets.
MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA)
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 an annual attendance of 120,000.
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum (Adams, MA)
Textiles, furnishings and memorabilia that represent influences of Susan B Anthony.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA)
From June through August Jacob’s Pillow entertains crowds with a dance festival within international influences.
Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA)
Catch a performance of the best of Shakespeare & new plays from May through March (Tuesday through Sunday).
Tanglewood (Lenox, MA)
Your chance to see current artists as well as classical and jazz concerts in a relaxed outdoor setting from June through Labor Day. Tanglewood is also the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA)
Tickets go fast for the summer theater festival which often features current popular actors such as Bradley Cooper, Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow. Evening performances on Tuesday through Saturday and Thursday Saturday and Sunday matinees.