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The 1896 House is conveniently located on picturesque Route 7 (Cold Spring Road), the scenic corridor entering Williamstown - " The Village Beautiful"

Williamstown is a perfect four-season destination. Let us tailor your itinerary with music, theatre, dance, art, history, golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, white water rafting, ballooning, or simply fine dining and total relaxation.


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Local Attractions: Immediate Environs (Within 10 minutes drive)

Changing exhibitions. Permanent display of the Four Founding documents of the United States. 413- 597-2462

Art museum and research center known for French impressionist, (including more than 30 Renoirs), Old Master, and American paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, special exhibitions. Tues-Sun 10-5, year round. 413-458-9545

Opened in May, 2001, The Harrison Gallery has established itself amongst fine art galleries in Williamstown, MA as a destination for travelers, a constant for residents, and a quality source of fine artists.  413-458-1700

Oldest observatory in the country. Planetarium shows. 413-597-2188

Ski & snowboard resort. Alpine Slide, horseback riding, mini golf, trout pond, Euro-bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, summit chairlift ride. 413-738-5500

Semi private PGA club, owned by Williams College. Often rated as one of the top 5 college courses by Golf Magazine.18 holes. 413-458-3997

18 hole public golf course, challenging but fair holes and greens, spectacular scenic setting. 458-8355 Pro shop

Established in 1793, the college is private, residential, coeducational, and liberal arts a community composed of students, faculty, and staff drawn from a variety of backgrounds. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. There are two graduate programs in the history of art and development economics. Switchboard 413-4597-3131

Changing exhibitions emphasize American, modern, contemporary art of world cultures. 413-597-2429

Honoring past achievements in cinema and showcasing the best new films on the American indie scene. October 18-27, 2002.  413-458-9700

2002 Tony Award winning theatre! Presenting over 200 performances mid-June-August. Also Cabaret and Free Theatre with a renowned company of actors. 413-597-3400.  Box office 597-3399

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Neighboring Environs (Within 20 minutes Drive)

Elevator to top of the 306 feet obelisk.  Commemorates this Revolutionary War battle. Open mid-April through October 31. 802-447-0550

One of the finest regional history and art museums in New England. It houses the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings and memorabilia. Open daily. 802-447-1571

The country's largest contemporary art and multi-disciplinary center featuring a vast array of performances and exhibitions in a 19th century factory campus. 413-662-2111

63 mile historic highway from Williamstown to Deerfield featuring over 100 attractions. Famous "Hairpin Turn"

Highest peak in Massachusetts. Hiking trails, snow mobile trails, lookout summit. 413-499-4262

Award winning equity theatre in a beautiful gallery setting. May through December.  802-447-0564

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Surrounding Environs (Within 1 hour drive)

Intimate country landscapes and display gardens, educational programs, special events. 413-298-3926

Professional summer theatre from Broadway musicals to off-beat dramas. May through October. 413-298-5536

Raft the Deerfield River. Guaranteed dam releases from April to October. 800-553-7238

Novelist's Edith Warton's elegant home and gardens ~"Centennial Celebration" June 1, October 31 2002. 413-637-1899.

200 year old original Shaker Village, 21 buildings, live demonstrations 413-443-0188

Tours of the summer home of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Many special events held annually on the beautiful grounds of the estate. 802-362-1788.

America's Oldest dance festival. "The Hub & Mecca of Dancing in North America" ~ TIME June 18-Aug 25. 413-243-0745

4000 square foot glass conservatory with 800-1000 native and tropical butterflies dancing through the year. 3 season outdoor gardens with butterfly theme. Art gallery, gift shop.  Open 7 days. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving.  413-665-2805

Largest collection of original Rockwell art. Kids free. 800-742-9450

One of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the country. Silver Anniversary season presents 12 plays in 3 new theatres through November. 413-637-3353.

The idyllic summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, offers classical, jazz, and popular concerts from June through Labor Day. Tickets: 888-266-1200. Information 413-637-5165 in season.

Candle making demonstrations and museum. Holiday Christmas Village, Toy Factory, special events. Open daily except Thanksgiving & Christmas. 413-665-2929

Whitewater rafting, canoe and kayak instruction and rock climbing adventures. 800-532-7483

Sister Inn
(Please visit our Sister Inn when in the Mt/Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire)

Located in the Mt. Sunapee/Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. Romantic
suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzis-for-two

There are many more attractions too numerous to list!


1896 House Inn & Country Lodgings
Bed and Breakfast  ~ Country Inn ~ Country Motels
Route 7 ~ 910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, Massachusetts  (MA) 01267
Telephone: 413-458-1896   ~   Toll Free:  888-999-1896 US Only
Email:  celebrate@1896house.com   ~   Lodging Website:  www.1896house.com  ~   '6 House Pub Website  www.6housepub.com
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