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The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area includes nine towns in Connecticut and twenty in Massachusetts.

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Frank Nemhauser | Director The Berkshire Bach Players: Cindy Ogulnick | violin Miriam Shapiro | violin Eric Martin | viola Lucy Bardo | cello Allan Dean | trumpet Anne Voglewede Green | piano A memorable[...]
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main[...]
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main[...]
Join us as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling market, sure to delight the senses and inspire the holiday spirit. Saturday December 2, 11 am-5 pm & Sunday December 3, 10 am-5 pm The Garden’s[...]
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday storytelling, art making, tours of Rockwell’s holiday art, and heartwarming treats inspired by Norman Rockwell’s original portrayal of Stockbridge’s historic Main Street, which is on view. Enjoy a holiday card-making[...]
Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm Tickets: Orchestra: Adults $43.50, Children $28.50 Balcony: Adults $41.50, Children $26.50 Gallery: Adults $ 29.50, Children $20.00 The Albany Berkshire Ballet[...]
Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm Tickets: Orchestra: Adults $43.50, Children $28.50 Balcony: Adults $41.50, Children $26.50 Gallery: Adults $ 29.50, Children $20.00 The Albany Berkshire Ballet[...]
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

FREE WALKING TOURS

Tour historic estate gardens and town districts, enjoy nature walks and trail hikes, and experience industrial-site ruins that were once thriving industries. Also included is a canoe trip on the Housatonic River, bike rides along scenic country roads, interpretive walks at the area’s oldest cemeteries, a Native American village walk and many other kinds of walks.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS

Expert regional historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on an exploration to learn about our region’s rich heritage. Historical and cultural venues will open their doors to the public for free behind-the-scenes and estate garden tours; and natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas, including the Housatonic River.

NEW THIS YEAR: FARM WALKS

This year’s Walks include ‘farm walks’ that offer residents and visitors an insider view of the area’s operating farms and an opportunity to meet the farmers and ask questions. Participating farms include Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, MA, Brattle Farm in Lenox, MA, and Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT.

HERITAGE WALKS

Three Autumn Weekends Are Filled With Free, Guided Tours. The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the 15th annual Heritage Walks Weekends on three autumn weekends –Saturday & SundaySeptember 17 & 18, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2. More than 50 free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

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