Welcome to The Museum at Bethel Woods

inside the Museum at Bethel Woods

Today's Hours

  • Opens:10:00 am
  • Closes:5:00 pm

The Museum at Bethel Woods is an integral part of the campus and the inspiration for our programming.

Inside you’ll find the permanent Main Exhibit, Woodstock and The Sixties, rotating special exhibits, the Event Gallery, classroom, Bindy Bazaar Museum Shop, and Yasgur’s Farm Café. The Museum tells the story of the ’60s and the making of the 1969 Woodstock festival. It embodies the movements and ideals of a generation that remain relevant today… peace, connection to the environment, civility, and kindness.

This immersive multi-media experience will take you on a journey through time with artifacts, films, music, and more. We also offer regularly scheduled tours with trained volunteers and docent.

Purchase your ticket to The Museum at Bethel Woods!

Museum tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Desk in the museum lobby, by phone, or online, securely powered by Ticketmaster.   Tickets purchased online and in advance are offered at a discounted rate.

Beware of ticket re-sellers—Ticketmaster is the ONLY official ticketing partner for The Museum at Bethel Woods.

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Museum FAQs

  • 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.  Registration can be done here.

  • 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

  • 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 $8 admission when purchased with a concert ticket and $10 admission when purchased the day of with a valid concert ticket. Discounted admission is valid the day of a concert through noon the following day.

  • 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.

  • 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. Please contact Sarah Reich at 845.583.2061 or groups@bethelwoodscenter.org.

  • May I rent the Event Gallery in The Museum?

    Yes, and you may also rent other locations on our site. For details please contact: Maureen Michulski at 845.295.2558 or email MMichulski@BethelWoodsCenter.org.

  • 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.