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You Can Get Anything You Want at The Guthrie Center!

The Guthrie Center and Foundation in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is one of the gems of the... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Ashland, Pennsylvania
Staff was so friendly

My wife and I were just stopping by to see the church that Mr Guthrie wrote about in his song... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Long Island, New York
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The epicenter of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant." The events that took place on Thanksgiving 1965 became a song, the song became a record, the record a movie. The movie was filmed in 1968 where the actual events took place on location at The Old...more
Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The Guthrie Center and Foundation in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is one of the gems of the Berkshires. Tucked away on picturesque Van Deusenville Road, the Center was founded by legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie to honor his parents, Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia-Guthrie, both of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

My wife and I were just stopping by to see the church that Mr Guthrie wrote about in his song Alice's Restaurant and the staff could not have been more courteous, Found out later that some of the staff was Mr, Guthrie's family. Told us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank williamacareyqc
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Great experience to check out the Guthrie Center. We received a personal tour with lots of history and an opportunity to ask questions. Wish I lived closer!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We got to the Thursday Hootenanny every time we're in the area (about once a year). I love watching people doing what they love, for the love of it. At $5 a head for an hour and a half show it's the best buy around....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Fulfilled a longtime dream coming here to the site of that long ago (in)famous Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, it was closed to the public for renovations, but it was still good to be on the grounds and take photos outside. We even had the pleasure of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Visit the Old Trinity Church which has been turned into the Guthrie Center & Foundation every few years, usually Thanksgiving week. This visit included dinner made by volunteers prior to the G-Babes Concert. The G-Babes include Arlo's offspring-Kathy, Annie, Sarah Lee & Abe; plus 7-8...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Hatwoman
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I came for the music (Old Salt) and was pleased they served dinner before the show. Options include a Greek salad or chili both veggie and with meat. I had the meat chili which came with cornbread and a small salad and a brownie. Everything...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank philipu2015
Reviewed October 8, 2017

If you like folk music and remember Alice's Restaurant, then take a few minutes to visit the Centre. We got a private tour which only took a few minutes. Great old photos on the wall. Remember to make a donation on leaving. You will probably...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GuinnessBoy1950
Reviewed September 24, 2017

As a child of the 60s I was dialed into Alice's Restaurant and Arlo's take on that time. I have wanted to visit here for many years. Its a very special place and I found myself very moved by the experience. I broke out my...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed September 14, 2017

For everyone that saw the movie "Alice's Restaurant", this is the church in the movie. It is a very pretty setting. They have great folk artists all summer. We caught one of the last shows of the season. There are small tables and you can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
The guide told us that he sometimes performs a couple of times a year..but no definitive dates
July 25, 2016|
Response from TransplantedBuckeye | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, been traveling and didn't get the message till now.