In America, the Berkshires are the hills that are alive with the sound of music, and Tanglewood is the
reason why. Enjoy performances of every kind of music under the sun-and stars-at America’s music
mecca. The Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and much more. Lenox.
What Tanglewood is to music, Jacob’s Pillow is to dance. Take in a performance at the annual
festival (June-August), including the Inside/Out Performance Series. On the grounds of a National
Historic Landmark. Becket.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Enjoy performances on the Berkshire Theatre Festival Campus (Stockbridge) and at the Colonial
Norman Rockwell Museum
Only apple pie is more American than this beloved painter of Saturday Evening Post fame.
Hancock Shaker Village
Live some American history with the crafts of this group of people from the 18th century whose
ancestors remain devoted to living simply. Pittsfield.
Naumkeag House and Gardens
Tour a Gilded Age mega-mansion. April-December. Stockbridge.
The Decoration of Houses was among Edith Wharton’s many books. Take a tour of the author’s own
lovely home. May-October. Lenox.
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
A must for train buffs. Weekends, June-October. Lenox.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
One of the country’s first, and still fabulous. Stockbridge.
Shakespeare and Co.
American theatre company founded by Tina Packer in 1978. Lenox.
Historic, Jacobean-style mansion and museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
North Adams One of the largest centers for contemporary visual art and performing arts in the
United States. North Adams.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Art museum and research institution. Williamstown.