Nestled in the southern foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a magical place. A generation ago, half a million young people gathered on this place to be a part of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, promoted as three days of peace and music, and the resulting event is widely recognized as one of the most significant cultural events of the 1960s. 

Today, five decades later, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts stands on the historic site of that famous rock festival. Concerts held at a 15,000-capacity amphitheater, the National Register Historic Site of the Woodstock festival, a fascinating museum that explores the 1960s and the Woodstock festival, education programs for children, adults, and families, and a full schedule of festivals and events beckons people back to Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. The museum and historic site are bucket list destinations for any child of the ’60s and those intrigued or inspired by the era. The family-friendly exhibits connect the events of a decade of radical change to the countercultural event that came to symbolize a generation and brings it forward to today and the future. 

To learn more about Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and how you can be a part of the ongoing legacy of the spirit of Woodstock and the decade that created it, visit


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization that inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities. Our work is made possible through the generous support of our donors, members, and corporate partners.