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9 Glendale Rd

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The Norman Rockwell Museum walks visitors through the life and prolific works of the well-known American artist. Located in Stockbridge – the town Rockwell called home for the last 25 years of his life – the museum features a variety of exhibits displaying the artist's work, as well as his studio. In the museum cottage and surrounding grounds, festivals, workshops, speakers and galleries take place regularly.

Reviewers recommend tagging along on a tour, in which knowledgeable guides give thoughtful insight into the painter and his artwork. Recent visitors also suggested strolling the attractive grounds and having a picnic instead of eating the meals offered on-site. Stockbridge is home to many fresh and locally-sourced restaurants; the famed Red Lion Inn is just down the street.

From May to October, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From November through April, the museum is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults free for teachers and those 18 and younger. Audio tours are narrated by Peter Rockwell (Norman's son) and accessible on smartphones. Guided gallery talks come included with admission and are offered at 11 a.m., 12:30 2:30 p.m. Parking is free in the museum's lot. There are a museum store and a cafe on-site with a terrace for scenic dining during museum hours. For more information, check out the museum site.

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