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

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The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (a National Historic Landmark)—Besides ticketed performances by world re-knowned dance troupes, the festival also features more than 200 FREE performance, talks, exhibits, tours and classes. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE[...]
Aug 27 all-day
CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILED DATES AND TIMES OF PERFORMANCES:  CLICK ON “READ MORE” IN LOWER LEFT CORNER ON THIS SCREEN, THEN CLICK ON “EVENT WEBSITE” ON NEXT SCREEN… The Taming – May 27 thru July[...]
PLEASE CLICK ON  “READ MORE’ ON THIS SCREEN, THEN CLICK ON “EVENT WEBSITE” ON NEXT PAGE  TO VIEW DETAILED LISTING OF ALL  PERFORMANCES, LECTURES & EVENTS Tanglewood annually draws over 350,000 visitors. Each season offers[...]
Aug 27 all-day
SEE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES & THEIR ACTUAL START TIMES… Click on “READ MORE” in lower right side of this screen—then click on “EVENT WEBSITE” on following screen. Barrington Stage Company has become the[...]
The Music Mountain Festival is one of the premiere destinations in the U.S. for 16 Sunday afternoon, intimate chamber music concerts. Gordon Hall is one of the finest chamber music halls in the country with[...]
4:30 p.m. and are followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Meeting House Art Gallery. Welcome to the New Marlborough Village Association, home of the exceptional Music & More Series and the Meeting[...]
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
No online ticket sales.   Call to purchase tickets.  (Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)   Friday, August 5 Brother Sun: “Ranging from gospel and blues-inflected grooves through delicate ballads, with playful dips[...]
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF TODAY’S  PERFORMANCE…CLICK ON “READ MORE” in lower right side of this screen—then CLICK ON “EVENT WEBSITE” on following screen Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating[...]

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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