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Historic Sites & Gardens

The region of the Berkshires has been a hotbed for cultural and political revolutionaries, as well as the aristocracy, dignitaries and icons alike. Much of that history has been well preserved in the built and natural landscapes dotting these hills and valleys. The cultural magnetism of the region brought with it some very impressive horticulture as well as a local community that deeply valued the character of its historic homes and villages so that great efforts were made to preserve this rich heritage. Here are some of what the Berkshires has to offer.

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  • Hancock Shaker Village Featured

    Farm Friends

    Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn. INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    10:30 AM12:00 PM

    Hancock Shaker Village

    Museums Pittsfield

  • Norman Rockwell Event

    Gallery Talks – Erik Erikson and Woodstock to the Moon

    Daily: Erik Erikson Exhibition Talk at 10:30 a.m. and Woodstock to the Moon Exhibition Talk at 2:00 p.m. Make the most of your visit and let our expert guides introduce you to our special exhibit Inspired: Norman Rockwell and Erik Erikson gallery tal Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    10:30 AM2:00 PM

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Museums Stockbridge

  • Norman Rockwell Event

    Historic Property Walks

    Enjoy a guided walk on the Museum’s 36-acre site and learn about Peter Rockwell’s sculptures, the indigenous Mohican Indians, our view of Monument Mountain, and the historic Linwood house, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage. End at Norman Rockwell’s own Stock Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    2:00 PM2:30 PM

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Museums Stockbridge

  • Hancock shaker village

    What’s in the Attic?

    Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture an Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    2:00 PM3:30 PM

    Hancock Shaker Village

    Hancock Museums

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    The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show

    Wander acres of Naumkeag's gardens, tricked out with more than 1,000 pumpkins and gourds, 400-plus jack-o-lanterns, botanical arrangements, myriad lights and slightly spooky surprises that will be guaranteed to delight visitors of any age. Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    4:00 PM8:30 PM

    Naumkeag

    Museums Stockbridge

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