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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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A special place run by extraordinary people

As a part of our culture, worth the pilgrimage. As a music venue, intimate and wonderful. As part of the community, priceless. Spending any amount of time there feels like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Westchester County, NY
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Westchester County, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a part of our culture, worth the pilgrimage. As a music venue, intimate and wonderful. As part of the community, priceless. Spending any amount of time there feels like a privilege. Highly recommend.

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New Market, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Caught a double-bill of Christine Lavin and Don White as part of the troubadour concert series. A nice dinner of pizza and salad with inexpensive beer. The concert was great and so was the friendly volunteer staff. An inexpensive good time in a very pricey area. And for a good cause. You can't beat that.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not only iconic for being "the" Alices Restaurant church, but now an amazing community outreach centre that serves up music and food in support of a host of non-profit initiatives. Owner/artistic directior/philanthropist George welcomes you like an old friend. Small but tasty menu, beer and wine.......but for us the drawing card was the great folk music on offer, and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Caught a great concert there and was surprised to find they do a great job with food and wine and some drinks. Really sweet spot, and part of american pop history.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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