Berkshire 18th Century Trail – A tour of historic houses, with six of the Berkshire’s earliest houses open to the public.
The Historic Berkshires: An 18th Century Trail offers a guide to six of the earliest homes in Berkshire County, each with a rich history and a unique story to tell. The homes are open to the public for tours and visitors are encouraged to explore how each of these homes occupies a prominent place in Berkshire history.
There are six such properties, including the Bidwell House, and all agreed to be supporting partners for the grant project: Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead in Pittsfield, the Trustees of Reservations properties Mission House in Stockbridge, and Ashley House in Sheffield, the Sheffield Historical Society’s Dan Raymond House, and the Great Barrington Historical Society’s Captain Wheeler House.
Trail-goers are encouraged to travel to each of these historic properties using the brochure as a guide. It provides a map, background stories, photos, contact information, fees, and addresses. A visit to the website offers a deeper look, with additional photos and information about each location.
More information and trail guide: Download PDF