The Main Exhibit at The Museum

Experience the award-winning, multi-media exhibit that takes you through the tumultuous decade that culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair right here in Bethel, NY.

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Your journey begins as the nuclear age wanes, and the world stands at the brink of incredible transformation. Wind through exhibits that subtly shift with the geopolitical and cultural transformations of the decade that saw Martin Luther King, Jr. rise and fall, the Vietnam War unfold, the Summer of Love bloom, and Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.

Discover the iconic fashion of the 1960s, listen to music from the era, and watch a series of films that bring history to life with original footage featuring the people, stories, sights, and music of the three-day Woodstock Festival. Woodstock: The Music shows, for the first time ever, high-definition footage of the best performances from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair told from the perspective of the performers themselves, as well as contemporary artists from today.

Watch the festival unfold across a multi-screen immersive film in The Festival Experience as a member of the festival audience, creating an immersive experience that will leave you feeling transported through time as the festival unfolds around you.

Explore beyond the museum’s main exhibit with changing exhibitions in the Corridor Gallery and Crossroads Gallery, as well as major year-long exhibitions a variety of themes in the Special Exhibit Gallery

Plan your visit to The Museum at Bethel Woods, explore the grounds, and don’t miss our calendar of events featuring arts programs, concerts, and special festivals throughout the year.

2019 Special Exhibit

The 2019 Special Exhibit, We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future, dives into what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world – and how their desire for change still echoes today.