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The Guthrie Center & Foundation

Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Great Entertainment in the Berkshires

This is a beautifully renovated church, with first-class sound system and a nice menu (even if the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Robert B
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Making the world a better place

Stopped in here as part of our Alice's Restaurant scavenger hunt in the Stockbridge area, and one... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
therese l
Cobleskill, 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 Trinity Church, which became The Guthrie Center founded by Arlo Guthrie, and named for his parents, Woody & Marjorie Guthrie in 1991. The Center continues the Guthrie Family philosophy of a place for interfaith worship, cultural exchange especially with music and art, and of course a place to eat (during seasonal performances). 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" and the old church will celebrate in style with services and performances that will put a smile on your face and nourish your heart.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a beautifully renovated church, with first-class sound system and a nice menu (even if the volunteers sometimes take a bit of time to deliver the food.) Lucy Kaplansky, a wonderful singer and guitar player, was the night's entertainment and she was wonderful. For...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped in here as part of our Alice's Restaurant scavenger hunt in the Stockbridge area, and one of the workers graciously showed us around the building, suggested vantage points for photos, and explained what the center is all about. I'm sad that I don't live...More

1  Thank therese l
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Saw previous post that on Thursday night the had enjoyable sing along with music of the sixties and seventies. None of that happened. Musicians sang their own songs about loss, sadness, death, and loss. Did hear one familiar song out of ten before we left....More

Thank RevDrRobert
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Go to the Wednesday noon lunch. It's free, and comprises the best local organic donations from nearby farms, expertly prepared by volunteer chefs. High-price attorneys, doctors, engineers and professors mingle with low-budget artists and more than enough street people. It's what you imagined Arlo would...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I attended the final show of the Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour. It is a superb music venue, besides being a place of good works and good people.

Thank historikitty
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Had flashbacks to the '60s. Went to the Thursday night hootenanny, expecting a slightly cheesy open mike night. What we got was a journey back to our college days where a group of friends would gather together to play and sing their latest offerings. Ten...More

2  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the church . We were a we bit early for Thanksgiving but we vowed to return the Thanksgiving 2016

Thank Pattie L
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

It is the 50th anniversary of Alice's Restaurant & Arlo bought this Church years ago & is refurbishing it & using it for charitable function & helping out the less fortunate. He lives on a farm right down the street & still performs occasionly at...More

1  Thank Fred F
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A special experience for sure. Although we arrived early, George graciously invited us in and gave us the history of this great place. Great museum and set-up with a cause. George is the type of person who even though you've spent just a short time...More

Thank patricia m
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It's really nice to find out that many years after the movie Alices Restaurant when the original church came up for sale Arlo Guthrie stepped up to buy it and and set it up as a community center. It's run as a non profit and...More

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