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few hours in Great Barrington?

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few hours in Great Barrington?

I am meeting someone in Great Barrington for several hours on a Monday holiday and besides having a meal together, is there anything else sort of quick, interesting and fun we might do to spend another hour or two together? A museum or historic home we might explore? It seems like many things are closed for the season, I don't think we want to try a hike our outdoor activity in mid January. Besides the Norman Rockwell museum, what else might there be?

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1. Re: few hours in Great Barrington?

There is the River Walk (but that is outside). How about Cove Bowling Lanes? If you are thinking about going all the way to the Norman Rockwell Museum you could visit Stockbridge. There is the Great Barrington Historical Society & Museum. Not sure of their hours. http://gbhistory.org/headquarters-museum/

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2. Re: few hours in Great Barrington?

All of the nearby historic homes I would recommend are closed for the season. For an hour or two I think your best bet is the Rockwell.

If you like glass art, about 10 minutes from the Rockwell is a terrific gallery focusing on high end glass works in Stockbridge. Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art, 3 Elm Street. They have many of the best glass artists in the world on display and the owners and help are extremely nice and will answer any questions with zero pressure if you are there to look. Well worth 1/2 hour or so.

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3. Re: few hours in Great Barrington?

The Trinity church where Arlo Guthrie started his journey immortalized in the song Alice's Restaurant.


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