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The Guthrie Center & Foundation

Address: Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 413-528-1955
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We dropped in, thinking of Thanksgiving and Alices Restaurant. Love this small, community oriented venue. The facility hosts community meals, concerts, storytelling and spiritual meetings. The staff person was very friendly, showing us this beautiful old church, discussing the venue and its place in the community. It is really worth the visit--we will definately be back for a concert--

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Arlo and the volunteers gave a great concert, and the dinner was delicious. The Guthrie Center provides many services to the deserving in the surrounding community.

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Carbondale, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great show, great food, great experience. Arlo puts on a great show with lots of storytelling and wonderful songs.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Free lunch is served every Wednesday for up to 50 people. It is a wonderful blend of foods served by volunteers. You meet very interesting folks from near and far.

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Lee, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This yet another Berkshire gem, go for a bite or drinks and listen to some of the best folk music around. The atmosphere is great and is a perfect Berkshire venue.

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Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a lovely venue! Intimate, yet not crowded. This was just the perfect spot to watch The Nutopians perform their tribute to John Lennon on a summer weekend. The Center has small tables for dining and watching. The lobby is filled with memorabilia from Woody and Arlo and the church formerly owned by Alice & Ray Brock. The food service... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

what more can one ask for? Arlo Guthrie, music, and great vibes! The food was good, and I went to the Spring Revival, which raises money for the Guthrie Foundation. They do good work for the community so don't miss out on the Troubadour series this summer!

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Folkslinger, Founder at The Guthrie Center & Foundation, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to receive positive reviews... We've just begun this summers (2014) series of music and art with the addition or a real chef in our kitchen. Not doubt we'll keep tweaking the menu until it settles in to something worth coming back for again and again. And I'm thrilled that I finally figure out how to respond... More

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23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Recently we spent a month in the Great Barrington area. We rented a home and then hiked and visited the history and farmer’s markets in the area. We went to the Guthrie Center one evening when they had a music concert. It was $5 per person at the door, and had refreshments for sale. It started at 8 and had... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

You can get a light meal and then enjoy the performance with a wonderful acoustic experience (little amplification of sounds).

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Finally made it there after many years of wanting to go. We went to see my favorite band. The place was great. Smal menu, but good stuff! I can't wait to go again!

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