Historical Sites

Naumkeag. One of Berkshire County’s truly stunning “cottages”, Naumkeag was built around the turn of the 20th Century. The 48-acre architectural masterpiece is home to one of the Berkshires’ most spectacular gardens, which you can enjoy on a self-guided tour. Make sure to reserve a timed parking pass online before your visit.

The Stockbridge LibraryThe Stockbridge Library and museum archives are still open, by appointment only. The library is loaded with fantastic resources about local history and more. With effective distancing procedures in place, it’s an excellent, nearby option for continued education this fall. The library offers a terrific selection of virtual programming as well.

Chesterwood. Autumn is the best time to visit Chesterwood, right here in Stockbridge. The studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, is open Thursday-Sunday. The property’s expansive gardens are ideal for a fall stroll, and the studio is packed with fascinating information about one of the most acclaimed sculptors in American history. Reserve your timed parking pass here.

Edith Wharton’s historic home and gardens, The Mount, offers a fun and educational experience at one of Berkshire County’s most pristine properties. The scenic grounds are open daily, and tours of the Main House are available with advance reservations (closed Tuesdays).

Hancock Shaker Village is a spectacular 750-acre property that’s home to 200 years of Shaker history. The Shakers’ fascinating story and admirable craftsmanship are on display throughout the grounds, which can now be enjoyed on a private guided tour. You’ll also get a first-hand look at sustainable farming, which has been a staple of Hancock Shaker Village since its founding in 1783. The grounds are currently open Thursday-Sunday and advance tickets are not required.

The Red Lion Inn – Yep. We’ve been around since 1773. So there’s a lot to see. Why not take a self-guided tour of the Inn? Grab a brochure at the front desk and wander the halls, peek around the corners and enjoy the art and antiques that help make us a true living museum.