Berkshires Sights

Berkshire Museum

  • 39 South St. Map It
  • Pittsfield
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1903, this "universal" museum has a little bit of everything: paintings from the Hudson River School; Alexander Calder's mobiles; natural history, including animals and minerals; and local history. The latter is exemplified by the Hall of Innovation, which showcases Berkshire innovators whose creations range from special effects for Star Wars to the paper used for U.S. currency. The 10-foot-high stegosaurus outside the museum advertises the dinosaur gallery, where families can sift through the dig pit for bones, but don't miss the ancient gallery featuring an Egyptian mummy, or the aquarium with a touch tank in the basement. Add to this rotating exhibits such as the Paperworks, and the in-house cinema, and the Berkshire Museum has something for everyone.

Sight Information


39 South St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201, United States

Map It



Sight Details:

  • $13
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Published 07/22/2015


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Berkshires

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.