1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA 01202 +1 413 443 0188
The western Berkshires region is known as "Shaker Country." This village, composed of 20 historic buildings and galleries, is open daily for self-guided and staff-guided tours. Explore the Round Stone Barn, farm, and water-powered machine shop in what was an active Shaker community up until 1960. There are loads of events for the whole family to enjoy at the Hancock Shaker Village, so expect great seasonal activities no matter when you visit.
44 Oak Street Springfield, MA 01151 +1 413 263 6846(Venue)
Designed in it's best Classic Revival style, the Indian Orchard Library was said to be the first library with a full staff. Standing still in it's beauty and as an important structure that plays it's role as a community center, this library has become a great place for visitors and immigrants to learn more about America.
1000 Northampton Street Holyoke, MA 01040 +1 413 586 8686
Mountain Park boasts of being "New England's Finest Amphitheater" with several recreational activities and cultural events. Located on Mount Tom, the place was formerly built as a trolley park by the Holyoke Street Railway Company. The park underwent many setbacks with changes in ownerships and was eventually shut; however in 2009, it was rebuilt and revived and today is a hub for a number of concerts, entertainment shows and family outings. Popular bands and artistes have laid down memorable performances here. Check the website for more.
444 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040 +1 413 536 0926
Located in the birthplace of volleyball, Holyoke, the Volleyball Hall of Fame stands as a "living memorial" to the sport of volleyball and those players, coaches and other people who have truly excelled at the highest level in this sport. Since 1985 the hall of fame has inducted over 50 members and enjoys sponsorships from such organizations as USA Volleyball, the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation, and the Japanese Volleyball Association.
Court Square is the government and cultural district of Springfield, MA. There is a landscape park in between which has recreational facilities like a bandstand, fountains, memorials, statues and monuments. This place was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.
Main Greeting Road Off 83 Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 787 6434
Forest Park is 785 acres of pure outdoor fun. With all kinds of entertainment like a zoo, paddleboats, tennis courts, bocce ball, playgrounds and hiking trails, Forest Park has something for everyone. In the winter, the park is a great location for sledding and snowshoeing. Whether its summer, spring, winter or fall, Forest Park has got it all.
Main Greeting Road Forest Park Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 733 2251
The Zoo in Forest Park is home to 200 animals from all over the world. From camels to lemurs and leopards, the Zoo in Forest Park is a great place to spend a fun day out with the family. In addition to all the fun animals, the zoo has a propane driven train so guests can enjoy a fun ride around the zoo when their feet get tired. One of the most interesting things about the Zoo in Forest Park is their Adopt an Animal program, where you can sponsor an animal and receive information about your animal, free zoo passes, and your name on a plaque commemorating your support of the animals. Open hours vary depending on the time of year and weather.
49 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01103 +1 413 787 1548(Tourist Information)/+1 800 723 1548(Toll Free)
The cluster of museums, a library and a national memorial facing the park at the Old Hill and on the corner of Chestnut Street and State Street comprises the Quadrangle. The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, which is the oldest of the group and consists of collection of ancient art and artifacts from Greek and Roman civilizations. The Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts is where you can find the collection of work by European and American artists collected over time. Among the most notable collection in the permanent exhibit of the museum includes paintings of John Singleton Copley and Currier & Ives' lithograph works. The Springfield Science Museum is a fine center where you can learn about the physical and natural science and its exhibit displays life size models and skeletal remains of dinosaurs and animals from Savannah. Various antique automobiles and weapons that were part of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, are displayed inside the Museum of Springfield History that opened to public in 2009. Besides, the Quadrangle also holds the central library of Springfield City Library which was built in 1913, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Hours and prices vary for each museum.
This historic tavern in Federal style architecture was in the year 1803 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1985. The structure has three sections namley the tavern, the shop and the barn. It is called so since it was originally painted Black. It is now a white building, covered with clapboard, has a porch on the front and a stable on the north side. There are no regular visiting hours, and the authorities need to be contacted for arranging a visit. They are also open for small events like weddings and meetings.
41 Woodside Avenue Amherst, MA 01002 +1 413 256 1885
The Goodwin African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a historic church located in Amherst, Massachusetts. This tiny whitewashed wooden frame church was built in 1910 in the Bungalow and Craftsman style of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
The original Yankee Candle Company's flagship store in South Deerfield,
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A series of 13 historic homes line Old Main Street
in beautiful Deerfield, Massachusetts. Part of the campus of Deerfield Academy, Historic Deerfield allows visitors to tour the different homes to see what life was like during the 18th ...