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Adams Historical Sites Museums things to do

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is the historic restoration of the 1817 Quaker Homestead of famed women’s rights advocate. Educational Tour, Picnic Area. Memorial Day – Columbus Day. Thurs – Mon 11-4.

Contact information
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is located at 67 East Road, Adams, MA 01220.
Phone: (413) 743-7121
Email: mldailey@susanbanthonybirthplace.org
Web: https://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.com

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Adams Historical Sites Museums things to do

The Quaker Meeting House

The family of Susan B. Anthony built the Quaker Meeting House & worshipped here. Open 1 – 4pm, every Sunday, July 6 – Columbus Day. Free Admission.

Contact information
The Quaker Meeting House is located on the Corner of Friend & Maple Street, off Route 8, Adams, MA 01220.
Phone: (413) 743-1799
Web: https://www.adamshistorical.org

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Historical Sites Museums things to do Williamstown

Williamstown House of Local History

The Williamstown House of Local History was founded in 1941 to preserve and to promote knowledge of the town’s history. Our goal is to document the diverse people and buildings, the associations and businesses, the institutions and events, that form the town.

Contact information
Williamstown House of Local History is located at 1095 Main Street Williamstown, MA, 01267.
Phone: 413-458-2160
Email: whlh1753@roadrunner.com
Web: https://www.williamstownhistory.com

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Mount Greylock State Reservation

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock State Reservation is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen.

Contact information
Mount Greylock State Reservation is located at 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237.
Phone: 413-499-4262
Email: mass.parks@state.ma.us
Web: https://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/mtGreylock/

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Florida Historical Sites things to do

Hoosac Tunnel

The Hoosac Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in the Northern Berkshire towns of Florida and North Adams owned by Guilford Transportation. It runs under the Hoosac range of mountains for a total length of 25,031 feet or 4.74 miles.

Contact information
Hoosac Tunnel is located in Florida, MA.
Email: lordmarc@gmail.com
Web: https://www.hoosactunnel.net/

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Gardens Historical Sites Lenox Museums things to do

The Museum of the Gilded Age

The Museum of the Gilded Age at Venfort Hall is an imposing Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J.P. Morgan. The Museum of the Gilded Age interprets the great changes that occurred in American life, industry and society.

Contact information
The Museum of the Gilded Age is located at 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
Phone: 413-637-3206
Email: info@gildedage.org
Web: https://www.gildedage.org

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The Mount

The Mount is the home of writer Edith Wharton who built her house in Lenox in 1902. Author of the Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome and The house of Mirth. She wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including authoritative works on architecture, gardens, and interior design.

Contact information
The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
Phone: 413-551-5111
Email: info@edithwharton.org
Web: https://www.edithwharton.org

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Arts & Culture Historical Sites Lenox things to do

Church on the Hill

The Church on the Hill is a historical building that has been sitting high on the hill overlooking the beautiful town of Lenox for over 200 years. Summer concerts and an annual craft fair are held at this simple yet striking church.

Contact information
Church on the Hill is located at 169 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
Phone: 413-637-1001
Email: ucclenox@rnetworx.com
Web: https://www.churchonthehilllenox.org

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Historical Sites Lenox Museums things to do

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will take you on a 90 minute scenic railway tour between the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge; you will get to experience a part of the Berkshires unable to be seen by car.

Contact information
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is located at 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox, MA 01240.
Phone: 413-637-4965
Web: https://www.berkshirescenicrailroad.org

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Great Barrington Hiking Historical Sites things to do

African American Heritage Trail

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail is 48+ sites celebrating African Americans in the Upper Housatonic Valley–ordinary people of achievement and those who played pivotal roles in key national and international events.

Contact information
African American Heritage Trail mailing address is PO Box 472, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Phone: 413-528-3391
Email: info@AfricanAmericanTrail.org
Web: https://www.africanamericantrail.org

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Great Barrington Historical Sites Museums things to do

W.E.B. Du Bois Center

W.E.B. Du Bois Center is a non-profit education center providing the community with meaningful programs and exhibits that perpetuate civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois’s legacy of social justice.

Contact information
W.E.B. Du Bois Center is located at 684 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Phone: 413-644-9595
Email: duboiscenter@gmail.com
Web: https://www.duboiscentergb.org

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Great Barrington Historical Sites Museums things to do

Great Barrington Historical Society

Great Barrington Historical Society’s goal is to stimulate interest in local history and to collect and preserve records and articles relevant to our town in a museum for viewing and active research.

Contact information
Great Barrington Historical Society is located in Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Email: gbhs@bcn.net
Web: https://www.greatbarringtonhistoricalsociety.org

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Great Barrington Historical Sites Museums things to do

Friends of the Du Bois Homesite

Friends of the Du Bois Homesite has been working with the University of Massachusetts/Amherst to restore the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite, a National Historic Landmark to the Great Barrington native, leading scholar and civil rights activist.

Contact information
Friends of the Du Bois Homesite is located on Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Phone: 413-528-3391
Email: info@DuBoisHomesite.org
Web: https://www.duboishomesite.org

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Historical Sites North Adams Parks things to do

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park. Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry.

Contact information
Natural Bridge State Park is located at Route 8, North Adams, MA 01247.
Phone: (413) 663-6392
Email: massparks@state.ma.us
Web: https://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/nbdg.htm

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Historical Sites North Adams Parks things to do

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Western Gateway Heritage State Park. A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

Contact information
Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located at 115 State Street, Building 4, North Adams, MA 01247.
Phone: (413) 663-6312
Email: massparks@state.ma.us
Web: https://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/wghp.htm

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Gardens Historical Sites Museums Stockbridge things to do

Naumkeag

At Naumkeag you can experience Gilded-Age style and splendor, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire “Cottage.”

Contact information
Naumkeag is located at Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262.
Phone: 413-298-3239
Email: westregion@ttor.org
Web: https://www.thetrustees.org

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The Mission House

Journey back in time at the Mission House. This Colonial-era house and museum is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant.

Contact information
The Mission House is located on Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262.
Phone: 413-298-3239
Email: westregion@ttor.org
Web: https://www.thetrustees.org

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Historical Sites Stockbridge things to do

National Shrine of Divine Mercy

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy is a ministry of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the authentic promoters of the message of The Divine Mercy. The National Shrine is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information
National Shrine of Divine Mercy is located at Eden Hill, 2 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262.
Phone: 413-298-3931
Email: dmshrine@marian.org
Web: https://www.thedivinemercy.org

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Historical Sites Museums Pittsfield things to do

Hancock Shaker Village

“Main Season begins in April and runs through October. All of the historic buildings are open and you may walk through the Village at your own pace. The Discovery Room is also open with activities for children.

During self-guided tour season, the Village springs to life with hands-on history. The 20 buildings of this historic Village draw visitors from around the world. From April through October, visitors may roam the Village at will and at their own pace, choosing from a variety of craft demonstrations and programs. In the Visitors Center, exhibitions and galleries look deeper into specific aspects of Shaker life and place the Shakers into a broader American context.

Throughout the Village, artisans demonstrate Shaker crafts, gardeners tend herb and heirloom vegetable gardens, farmers talk about livestock on the Shaker farm, guides teach about Shaker worship and work, the Shaker schoolteacher (costumed staff) gives lessons in the schoolhouse, and the Discovery Room – our center of hands-on fun – is open with activities for young and old.”

Contact information
Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Phone: (413) 443-0188, (800) 817-1137
Email: info@hancockshakervillage.org
Web: https://www.hancockshakervillage.org

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Historical Sites Sheffield things to do

Ashley House

Built by John Ashley in 1935, the Ashley house tells the story of of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived there during the 18th century with them.

Contact information
The Ashley House is located at 117 Cooper Hill Road, Ashley Falls, MA 01222 (413) 299-8600.
Phone: (413) 299-8600
Web: https://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/ashley-house.html