Great Barrington, MA
Founded in 1766, the Berkshire town of Great Barrington, MA, holds significant importance in our nation’s history. It was the first town in the United States to have electric street lights. It was also the site of the first armed resistance against the British, which happened two years prior to the Revolutionary War. Great Barrington, MA was also where the first slave was freed. The Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington is the largest town in South County with over 7,000 residents. It is also the largest commercial town in the area with a wide array of shops, galleries and restaurants to visit. You can spend the whole afternoon meandering through its shops, and then spend the evening catching a show at the Mahaiwe Theatre.
Great Barrington, MA information:
Named after the village in Gloucestershire, England
Great Barrington, MA town website
Town Hall: 334 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: (413) 528-1619
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The Guthrie Center’s present programs include annual events like “The Walk-A-Thon To Cure Huntington’s Disease” and the “Thanksgiving Dinner That Can’t Be Beat” for families, friends, doctors and scientists who live and work with Huntington’s Disease.
The Guthrie Center is located at 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc. is restoring and renovating the historic Mahaiwe Theatre, built in 1905 – for the year round presentation of performing arts, films, lectures and community events.
The Berkshire Bach Society is a non-profit music organization devoted to JS Bach, those who influenced him and those whom he influenced. We perform eight instrumental and choral concerts from fall through winter and spring.
Aston Magna, the oldest annual summer festival in America, is devoted to performing music as the composer imagined it on period instruments.
Aston Magna Festival’s mailing address is P.O. Box 28, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Phone: 413-528-3595, 1-800-875-7156(TOLL)
The Vault Gallery is the treasure trove of the Berkshires, exhibiting local and internationally known artists. The Gallery is located at 322 Main St. in the historic Mahaiwe Bank. Hours are 12-6 weekdays and 12-8 weekends or by appointment.
Berkshire Basketry has a professional basket maker specializing in creating high-quality, traditional and utilitarian baskets.
Sanford Smith Fine Art has everything from paintings, sculpture, drawings, photography, fine prints, 20th century & contemporary art. Contemporary & vintage jewelry.
Sanford Smith Fine Art is located at 13 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Great Barrington Antiques Center is a clutter free multi-dealer shop featuring furniture, paintings, rugs, decorating accessories and showcases filled with quality items. All at realistic prices. Open daily 10-5. Closed on Wed. Jan.-April. Located 1 1/4 mi. south of downtown.
Great Barrington Antiques Center is located at 964 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Blackbird Antiques is located in a lovely Victorian cottage at the corner of Pope St. and Rte. 23 (Maple Ave.) in Gt. Barrington. A shop full of everything interesting: from fine antiques to funky ’50s. Open every Sat. 1- 6 when not exhibiting at antique shows around the country.
Taft Farms produces the finest vegetables without the aid of pesticides. We grow our products without adding harmful chemicals to your food or adversely affecting the environment.
Great Barrington Farmer’s Market ia a 100% grower/producer market featuring local produce, flowers, baked goods, specialty foods and crafts. Every Saturday, rain or shine, 9 to 1, Mother’s Day to Halloween, at the historic railroad station, Castle at Taconic Ave.
Great Barrington Farmer’s Market is located at 670 South Egremont Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Wingate, Ltd. is a comprehensive interior design and home furnishings showroom specializing in Imported Antiques and European Reproductions. Their distinctive style provides unique solutions which respond to individual client settings.
Wingate LTD is located at 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Taft Farms Inc.
Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center offers unique trees and shrubs, hard-to-find annuals/perennials, garden tools and accessories. Exotic houseplants; outdoor furniture; outdoor ponds and pond supplies. Garden advice. Seasonal Christmas village, decor and gifts.
The Lamplighter has fine table and floor lamps, indoor & outdoor lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, a variety of lampshades, lighting accessories & replacement glass. Complete repair & rewiring service.
Harland B Foster Inc. has been providing hard-to-find woodworking tools, hardware & antique tools, for over 50 years. Bicycle sales & service for South County. Haro, Gary Fisher, Nishiki & Raleigh bikes.
Harland B Foster Inc. is located at 15 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Hammertown is a lifestyle store in the Berkshires featuring Mitchell Gold furniture, rugs, lighting, and just about anything you need for the home! Free in-home consultations available.
Frames on Wheels has been offering custom picture framing for over 20 years.
Frames on Wheels is located at 84 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
E. Caligari & Sons is your home decorating center.
E. Caligari & Sons is located at 75 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Phone: 413-528-0030, 1-800-698-0300(TOLL)
The Chef’s Shop is a great shop for great chefs! Professional quality kitchen equipment, beautiful tableware, cookbooks & gourmet food. Cooking classes featuring regional & national chefs & food industry experts.
Carr Hardware and Supply is the largest, most complete hardware and supply house in the Berkshires. We stock tools, paint, electrical, plumbing, housewares, lawn & garden, power equipment, outdoor furniture and much, much more.
Carr Hardware and Supply is located at 256 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.