Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Things to do in the Berkshires

Looking for a culture-packed autumn trip? Consider these sure-to-please historic homes, museums, and art collections.

Less grandiose than Newport and more civilized than the Adirondacks, the bucolic Berkshires have been home to artists, writers, and wealthy society folk since the mid-19th century. Visiting the historic residences of famous former denizens is quite an eye-opening experience. Throw in a variety of crackerjack museums and drool-worthy art collections and you have yourself one culture-packed fall weekend.