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The Museum at Bethel Woods

200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
866-781-2922
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is such a great time capsule! I'm 40 so this was way before my time but as a music fan this really spoke to me. None of the footage I have seen of this music festival was nearly as informative as this exhibit. The only thing I would have like to see more of was items from the artists... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

No, this is not the town of Woodstock, NY. It is, however, the actual location of the 60s music concert known as Woodstock. And it is fantastic. A very nice setting, right at the concert sight, with a very attractive museum building. The exhibits take just an hour or two depending upon how many audio and video recordings one sits... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The grounds alone are worth visiting, but the museum is the icing on the cake. I am still amazed that this museum is dedicated to one event, but so thrilled it is. I missed the actual Woodstock event but always wanted to see where it took place. We were a large group and 2 of our members had been there... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

For those of us who remember Woodstock, this is a MUST visit. It is truly a lovely place and they were celebrating the 45th anniversary of Woodstock. The Museum is chock full of Woodstock artist items and short movies about the event. On the same property is the land/farm where Woodstock took place. I can't say enough about seeing this... More

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Brewster, New York
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11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went upstate to see the changing leaves & decided to drop by the Museum. We weren't really sure we wanted to spend the $15 per person, but decided to go for it. Well...we ended up staying over 3 hours & really could have spent more time perusing the exhibits. I believe that anyone even remotely exposed to the music... More

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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Missed the event 45 years ago and finally made it there. Amazing exhibits, videos, grounds....everything done correctly. Touring the exhibits takes a strong 1 1/2 hours if you want to read all, watch the videos, etc. Brought a picnic lunch and found picnic tables at the site of the monument commemorating Woodstock. It's located across the concert field on a... More

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Loved the museum! Plan on spending at the minimum 2 hours to take it all in. Lots of videos to watch and two small auditoriums that make you feel like you were actually there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was an informative visit - lots of information about the woodstock festival as well as pop culture and politics of the time. I would think it's a mecca for those who lived during that era. The positive: there are MANY interactive exhibits and films keep your attention. Lots to learn. And fun to see current recordings of individuals who... More

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DeWitt, New York
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a great little museum. If you lived through the 60s (I did) it brings you back to relive those unique times. If you're too young for that, you will get a lot of very interesting historic perspectives on a wild period in American history. Either way, this museum does a fine job of not just telling the story... More

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Hunter, New York
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was not sure what to expect at the museum, but I was very pleased. The exhibits and the films/videos/interactive screens were wonderful to view, very colorful and informative. I learned stuff I never knew! We spent about an hour and a half but could have stayed longer. The landscaping was lovely. The only reason why I am not giving... More

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