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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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Nostalgia, Music, Good Friends-a piece of music history!

Visit the Old Trinity Church which has been turned into the Guthrie Center & Foundation every few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pomfret, Connecticut
Come for the music

I came for the music (Old Salt) and was pleased they served dinner before the show. Options include... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
via mobile
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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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Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Hatwoman
Reviewed 9 October 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

Thank philipu2015
Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank GuinnessBoy1950
Reviewed 25 September 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

Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 14 September 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

Thank CapeCodder48
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Rating 4.25 or more, but I was only here about 30-40 minutes. So, no, I didn't get to eat the Thanksgiving Dinner that couldn't be beat. I was the only visitor last Tuesday during my time slot, but the caretaker was an awesomely helpful resource...More

Thank Diann T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had an awesome experience at the Guthrie Center to see live music. An amazing artist Matt Nakoa, the staff was so friendly and the sound was amazing and to top it off the audience was so respectful. There is a limited menu available along...More

1  Thank tmarian
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great to bask in the very deconsecrated church that played home to some of the scenes in "Alice's Restaurant", but now so much more to the community! Come and explore!!!

1  Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I'm so impressed with the good this organization does. From providing free lunch every Wednesday to tutoring to BYOG worship services to concerts featuring local musicians. Loved it. I'd go back over and over again.

1  Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are anywhere near this area The Guthrie Center is a MUST SEE. The site is the famed church form Arlo Guthrie's anti-war classic song Alice's Restaurant. The Guthrie center has its heart in the community with events like Thursday night Hootenanny, solstice and...More

1  Thank 968marlenee
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