Welcome to the Museum at Bethel Woods

Some visit to relive the past and their journey to Woodstock. Others come to experience what it was like for the first time. As you step inside the exhibit you hear the echo of 450,000 chanting “no rain” and see the stories of those who were actually there. Through artifacts, films, music - and even a hippie bus - you will be inspired not only by what was the most prolific three-day festival in history, but by the ideals that still remain relevant today.

Woodstock and More: Guided Docent Tours

Every artifact may tell a story, but that's just the half of it. A guided docent tour can give you a more comprehensive idea of what went down at Woodstock...and more. Available as a $5 add-on to your museum ticket, which you can add at checkout. 

𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟬-𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟵:
FRIDAYS | 11 AM & 1 PM
SATURDAYS | 12 PM, 1 PM & 2 PM
SUNDAYS | 11 AM & 1 PM

𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟱-𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟵:
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS | 1 PM

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Special Dates

 Open daily thru December 31 | 10 AM - 5 PM


During Peace, Love & Pumpkins: October 11 - 27
- Open 10 AM - 10 PM (Last admission: 9 PM)

During Peace, Love & Lights: November 29 - December 29
- Open 10 AM - 10 PM (Last admission: 9 PM)

Note: The Museum at Bethel Woods will open at 5 PM on Thanskgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

What is The Museum at Bethel Woods?

The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the unique experience of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacies of the Sixties and Woodstock today. Through personal stories and profiles, immersive musical and multi-media exhibit displays and experiences, engaging programs, and educational events, The Museum encourages inter-generational dialogue about important ideas and issues relevant to today. It also helps to preserve the historic site on which the Woodstock festival took place.

Can I take pictures at The Museum at Bethel Woods?

Photography is allowed in the museum for personal, non-commercial use. (Policy may vary for some special exhibits). Tripods and other supports, flash and other lighting, allowed ONLY with prior written permission from museum management. For media and commercial use, please contact Bethel Woods Public Relations at mediainquiries@bethelwoodscenter.org.

How can I donate an artifact?

If you have an item to donate to The Museum’s permanent collection, please contact Robin Green at rgreen@bethelwoodscenter.org. If you can attach a photo of your item, that would be appreciated. Please DO NOT bring your item to the Museum without first contacting us.

Can I visit the Museum and go to a Pavilion Stage concert on the same day?

Yes, you can visit The Museum and attend a Pavilion Stage concert on the same day. Due to popular demand, museum visitation during a Pavilion Stage concert day is high. The Museum at Bethel Woods offers discounted admission when purchased with a concert ticket as well as when purchased the day of with a valid concert ticket. Discounted admission is valid the day of a concert through noon the following day.

Are student groups welcome during the school year?

The Museum's Education department offers programs aligned with the NY State curriculum which help students make the connection between the museum content and their lives today. For more information please contact us at education@BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Register for Explore the '60s Programs.

I would like to bring a group to The Museum and for a concert: Do you have a group sales department?

We invite you to bring your group of 20 or more to experience the power of live performance or to visit The Museum at Bethel Woods. Check out our available group packages and contact us for more information.

May I rent the Event Gallery in The Museum?

Yes, and you may also rent other locations on our site. Find out more about renting our facilities and submit a request form today.

The Museum at Bethel Woods Shop

Whether you were there in ’69 or visiting for the first time, you’ll look the part! As you exit our museum be sure to check out museum shop where you’ll find apparel, posters, and other unique gifts! Or shop online today.

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