GBHS Museum gift shop is open year round – and free tours, too!

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It’s always a perfect time to stop by the GBHS Museum’s gift shop. We’re at 817 South Main Street (Route 7) in Great Barrington and open year round for free tours.


While you’re visiting the Museum to look at our permanent collection of wonderful local artifacts, make sure to check out our gift shop area (see photos left, and below). Get some after-holiday bargains! Plenty of great quality items are still here.¬† Featured for sale are many beautiful handmade crafts for treating yourself, or to put away for the next holiday season.


The Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 noon and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. A free cup of coffee or hot chocolate will be waiting for you!


If it’s too cold to do much outside, and thinking of cleaning out your garage or your attic, please consider donating your items to our ever-expanding Christmas display. We’re planning an even bigger display next year! No electric lights are needed, but we are looking for donations of:

  • Dept. 56 and Lemax Christmas Village items
  • A 3′ artificial tree with stand
  • Green natural-looking garlands
  • Vintage glass ornaments, especially a Christmas bulb box from F. W. Woolworth’s
  • 50’s and 60’s plastic “Santa on a reindeer” light, on skis, etc.
  • Anything else – especially vintage!

When in doubt about an item, our motto is “Don’t throw it out! Give it to the GBHS and let us decide whether to keep, sell, or throw it out.”

For more information, call us at 413-591-8702 or email us at