The Norman Rockwell Museum
Explore the world’s largest and most significant collection of original art by America’s favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell, including his Stockbridge studio (Norman Rockwell’s historic Stockbridge studio, located on the Museum grounds, is open seasonally May through November 11) and discover changing exhibitions of other contemporary and past masters. Remarkable 36 acre setting, open year round. Just 5 minutes from The Red Lion Inn.
Summer estate of sculptor Daniel Chester French, creator of the seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, and many other American public monuments. A Property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. French’s rustic studio in the woods, Meadowlark, is part of The Red Lion Inn’s guesthouses and is available to guests from May through October – stay in the studio of a noted American artist! Five minutes from The Red Lion.
Property of the Trustees of Reservations, the oldest house in Stockbridge was built in 1739, by the Reverend John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians. A five minute walk from The Red Lion.
Designed by Stanford White, this magnificent 19th century cottage from the Berkshires' Gilded Age, and formal gardens, is also maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. Three minutes from The Red Lion.
A religious community of the Catholic Church, it includes The Shrine of The Divine Mercy and Immaculate Conception Novitiate. Three minutes from The Red Lion.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
One of the earliest non-profit nursery/gardens in the United States, this 15 acre garden offers beauty, relaxation, and a first-hand look at the variety of plants and trees that grow in the Berkshires. Five minutes from The Red Lion.
Elegant 1902 mansion & gardens designed by and for novelist Edith Wharton (The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome). Seven minutes from The Red Lion.
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
Visit the International-style home of glamorous American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46 acre estate right next to Tanglewood.
View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist art including works by Picasso, Leger, Braque and Gris.
Just 10 minutes from the Red Lion Inn, steps from the Ozawa Hall entrance. (June-October)
The Berkshire Museum
The only art, history and science museum for families in the Berkshires. Twenty minutes from The Red Lion Inn.
Hancock Shaker Village
Two-hundred-year-old Shaker village. 21 historic buildings, Shaker furniture, crafts, heritage farm & garden, hands-on fun. Twenty minutes from The Red Lion Inn.
Open to the public since May 1999, MASS MoCA is an extraordinary project to convert a 27-building historic mill complex in the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts into a multi-disciplinary center for visual, performing and media arts. Fifty minutes from The Red Lion Inn.
The Clark Art Institute
French Impressionist, Old Master, American art; special exhibitions year round; 140-acre park. Fifty minutes from The Red Lion.
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
For more information on Museums and Estates in the Berkshires, along with events and outdoor recreational opportunities, contact the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.