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Several world-class art museums, theater, theater and more theater, some concerts, and the highest mountain in Massachusetts, with a monument—and perhaps a School of Witchcraft & Wizardry—on top.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Stop by the Visitors Center and pick up the brochure entitled Williamstown: A Walk Along Main Street, which gives details on the interesting buildings lining Main Street (MA Route 2 East), many of them now part of Williams College.

Williams College

Founded in 1793, this small private liberal arts college is renowned for its high standards and famous alumni, and is considered one of the finest undergraduate colleges in the USA. The 100+ buildings on its 450-acre (182-hectare) campus cover the town and its 2,200 students and 334 faculty dominate its social, intellectrual and cultural life. More...

Sterling & Francine Clark
Art Institute

Among the finest small museums in the USA (map), with rich collections of French Impressionists, 19th-century American masters, and European Old Masters. More...

Williams College Museum of Art

A nice small collection (map) with interesting changing exhibits, in the center of Williamstown. More...


The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in nearby North Adams (map) displays the latest and most audacious works of art in vast old factory spaces. More...

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Since 1954 the festival has staged new, experimental and traditional works, some of which have gone on to Broadway and fame. More...


The Williams College Department of Music arranges numerous concerts from September through May when college is in session.

In the summer, Williamstown Chamber Concerts (tel 413-458-8273) organizes several chamber music performances at the Clark Art Institute.

Mount Greylock

Massachusetts's highest mountain is right next door to Williamstown in neighboring North Adams. Fine views from the summit, where you'll find a curious war memorial, miles of hiking trails, and perhaps Isolt Sayre's Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. More...

Nearby Towns

An overnight visit to Williamstown can include the sights in the nearby towns of North Adams MA and Bennington VT, or you can wander south through the beautiful Berkshire Hills to Pittsfield, Lenox, Stockbridge, and other Berkshire arts towns. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Hotels & Inns in Williamstown

North Adams Hotels & Inns

Williamstown Transportation

Williamstown Homepage

State Forests, Parks & Ponds

North Adams

Berkshire Hills

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Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA

The historic old marble building of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA.

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