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Museum in Pittsfield

Hancock Shaker Village

This evocative museum illustrates the lives of the religious sect that founded the village in 1783. The Shakers believed in communal ownership, the sanctity of work and celibacy, the latter of which proved to be the…
Sandwiches in Pittsfield

Marketplace Cafe

If you like sandwiches, you'll love this lunch spot near the Berkshire Museum. There's something about a funny local name that makes a sandwich taste better. Case in point: Bartholomew's Gobble is not a turkey sandw…
Italian in Pittsfield

Elizabeth's

Don’t be put off by the location across the street from a vacant General Electric plant, nor by the deceptively casual interior. Folks travel from New York and Boston to sample Tom and Elizabeth Ellis’ innovative It…
Museum in Pittsfield

Berkshire Museum

This surprisingly impressive museum has a solid collection of Hudson River School artworks and a permanent Alexander Calder exhibit, as well as kid-friendly attractions like a touch-tank aquarium and a hands-on sci…