about the downtown
great barrington
cultural district

There is no better place to start exploring the Berkshires than Downtown Great Barrington. We are home to a dynamic, concentrated group of locally owned and operated businesses with something for everyone. Whether you're seeking world-class performing arts, a farm-to-table meal, free family activities, or a uniquely curated shopping experience, Great Barrington has what you're looking for. Not many small towns are lucky enough to boast such a high concentration of creative food, entertainment, art, shopping, and wellness experiences within a walkable half-mile radius. All nestled in a bucolic New England setting that will make even the most stoic city slicker ache for small-town life.

The Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District is the bullseye of a much larger cultural target positioned within a broad array of farms, restaurants, cultural venues, hiking trails, skiing facilities, hotels and inns, waterways, antique shops and spas. Venues close to the Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District include Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the Great Barrington Historical Society Town Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead, Berkshire Pulse dance studio, artist studios and galleries in Housatonic and surrounding towns, the Guthrie Center, and historic homes and landscapes like the Bidwell House Museum and Monument Mountain Reservation.

Come in, take a breath, and let us show you everything we have to offer.