Town of Woodstock: Home
Welcome to the Town of Woodstock, Colony of the Arts
This is the town that has given its name to music festivals, and is home to what was one of the most exciting periods of American popular music.
Woodstock’s hosting of the arts came to flourish in 1902 with the founding of Byrdcliffe, today the last intact colony from the Arts and Crafts movement conceived by William Morris and John Ruskin. In the 1920s the Art Students League of New York City opened their summer school in Woodstock. Finally, with the painters came writers, actors and musicians.
Our many art galleries exhibit exceptional arts and crafts. Three prominent recital halls feature music of all tastes, and Woodstock boasts a new performing arts center. For the nature lover there are several trails that lead to spectacular vistas. All of these distractions and pleasures lay among lovely forested mountains.
Woodstock’s small but vigorous commercial center is dotted with shops, many of which sell unique wares ranging from candles to antiques, and from rare books to unusual crafts. We have a wide range of cuisine offered by many restaurants. For more comprehensive tourism information, you can visit the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts.
We invite you to enjoy the experience of Woodstock.
Overlook Mountain House
Photo compliments of The Woodstock Historical Society