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Pittsfield Visitors Center

The Pittsfield Visitors Center is located steps away from North Street in the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center at One Columbus Avenue.  The Intermodal Center is the transportation hub of the Berkshires, offering train, bus, and taxi service, and is also a satellite site for Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts classes.  The visitors center will be staffed by RSVP volunteers.  For more information about the Visitors Center and providing brochures and other promotional material for display, please contact Jennifer Glockner, Pittsfield Tourism Coordinator, at (413) 499-9348 or jglockner@pittsfieldch.com.  The city's online guide for both visitors and residents is located at http://DiscoverPittsfield.com.


Cultural Pittsfield

Theatre, art, music, and more! Don’t miss the vibrant cultural riches of Pittsfield, the hub of the Berkshires, during your visit.  Attend a new musical at Barrington Stage Company, enjoy national acts at the Colonial Theatre, discover new artists in downtown galleries and studios, celebrate at a summer festival, and explore the rich array of collections at the Berkshire Museum.  Be inspired, be entertained and be delighted by everything Pittsfield’s cultural landscape offers you!

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Outdoor Pittsfield

Pittsfield is blessed with two beautiful lakes perfect for swimming and boating, the majestic Pittsfield State Forest, the National Audubon Society’s serene and accessible Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, dozens of local parks, and a historic ski resort, all within city limits!  Scenic drives to enjoy fall foliage, winter skiing and snowshoeing, spring bird watching and walks, and summer fun in the water are all here for you and your family to enjoy.


Culinary Pittsfield

During your visit to Pittsfield, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the city’s many wonderful restaurants, pubs and cafes, new and classic, from casual to over-the-top fabulous, for every pocketbook.  Choose from Italian, French, Brazilian, Indian, Mexican and contemporary cuisine, visit an Irish pub or microbrewery, or enjoy a cappuccino and pastry outdoors or in.


Historic Pittsfield

History comes alive in Pittsfield for you and your family to enjoy!  The story of the Shakers comes vividly to life at historic Hancock Shaker Village, home to the largest collection of Shaker artifacts in the world.  Take a self-guided tour of Pittsfield’s historic downtown buildings, as well as the Pittsfield sites on the African-American Heritage Trail, including the home of 19th century civil rights leader Reverend Samuel Harrison.  And don’t miss Arrowhead, the historic home the Berkshire Historical Society and of Herman Melville, where he wrote the great American novel, Moby Dick.