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.

Jacob’s Pillow

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 Theatre. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Co.

Barrington Stage Company is the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting more than 60,000 patrons each year. BSC continues to gain national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Only apple pie is more American than this beloved painter of Saturday Evening Post fame. Stockbridge.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

This beautiful historic theater offers music, dance, theater, opera, movies and family programs. Great Barrington.

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 Mount

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.

Ventfort Hall

Historic, Jacobean-style mansion and museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lenox.


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.

The Tanglewood Learning Institute

The Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) presents multidisciplinary events and programs that engage curious minds: from keynote speakers on issues important to civil society, to performances of all types of music, and collaborative programs that include master classes and rehearsals, visual arts classes, music and arts appreciation talks, a cinema series, and immersion weekends. Lenox.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts. View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art. Lenox.