town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States

See also: Stockbridge (disambiguation)

Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,276. It is the setting for Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant", and home to the non-profit Berkshire Botanical Garden. It is also the location of the Austen Riggs Center, a notable psychiatric hospital famous for its association with Erik H. Erikson.

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Map of Stockbridge
Stockbridge town offices
  • 1 Berkshire Botanical Garden (Intersection Routes 102 & 183.), +1 413 298-3926, . 1 May - 31 Oct. 24 acres (9.7 hectares) garden with art gallery. $18, free on Tuesdays.    
  • 2 Chesterwood, Williamsville Rd, +1 413 298-3579. Open late May-mid October: Th - M 10AM - 5PM. Home of sculptor Daniel Chester French (created Minuteman Statue, sitting Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.). Adults: $20.    
  • 3 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road (From Points East: Mass Turnpike (I-90), Exit 2. Take Rt. 102 West approx. 5 mi. into Stockbridge. Turn right onto Pine St. and bear left onto Prospect Hill Rd. Follow for 0.5 mi. to entrance and parking on left. From Points West: I-90 East to Exit B3, NY Rt. 22 South. Take 1st left onto Rt. 102 East. Follow approx. 7.5 mi. to Stockbridge. Turn left onto Pine St., then bear left onto Prospect Hill Rd.), +1 413 298-3239, . Open May 26 to October 15, daily, 10AM to 5PM. Closed the rest of the year. 19th-century mansion plus gardens. Admission includes a garden audio tour. House and gardens - Adult $15; Child (up to 12) free. Pre-booked groups of 15 or more receive a discount; call for details.    
  • 4 Norman Rockwell Museum, +1 413 298-4100. Route 183. Open daily. Adults $12.50, students $7, under 18 free.    
  • The Lion’s Den[dead link] at the Red Lion Inn is a great spot for live music once the town shuts down for the evening. The den has frequent performers such as James Taylor, David Grover, and other local favorites. Additionally the den has pub-style foods and beverages, as well as a monthly trivia night.





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Pittsfield, Albany, and Springfield are close by.

Routes through Stockbridge
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