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Address: Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 413-528-1955
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Description: The epicenter of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant." The events that took...
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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We've been to the Guthrie Center several times over the years and have always enjoyed the casual intimacy of the space. It's a great place for seeing top notch folk music up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Sharon, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We've been to the Guthrie Center several times over the years and have always enjoyed the casual intimacy of the space. It's a great place for seeing top notch folk music up close on summer weekend nights. It's also a community center at other times of the year. Tip: Even though you can't order concert tickets online, you can always... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped by because we know the story of Alice's Restaurant and attended one of Arlo's 40th anniversary concerts. Although this place is mentioned in guide books and on a local map, we were disappointed to find the place closed and no schedule posted - unless the concert schedule is when it's open.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I first started stopping there in the mid 90's I was so thrilled to talk to Mr. Guthrie's wife but never got a chance to meet her. In her words " stop by,but Arlo isn't here. We have been stopping by every visit to the area not only in hopes of meeting Mr. Guthrie, but because of the the work... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

In the summer months, starting around June 1, produces a variety of singer/songwriter acts, many nationally known, on Friday and Saturday nights. It is an intimate venue, seating just over 100 people in a caberet-like setting with chairs grouped around small tables. The shows usually start at 8:00 pm with a kitchen open and serving food from a limited menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A real piece of history, from the photos of the Guthries to the fun upstairs props room. I have seen some wonderful musical performances here as well.

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Short Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

George runs a great operation here. Besides the great entertainment in an intimate center, the Center does a lot of good work for the less fortunate in the community.

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Rochester, New York
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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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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
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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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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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Address: Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 413-528-1955
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington

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