You’ll Need A Mask at the Reopening Woodstock Museum [GALLERY]
Just in time for the 51st anniversary of Woodstock, the facility where it was held will reopen for the season after being closed because of the pandemic. However, you'll need to be prepared for some changes.
Now that Hudson Valley is entering phase four of reopening, the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and the Grounds, will both reopen on July 13, according to a news release.
The Woodstock Festival was held at this site 51 years ago next month.
Chris and I, along with our friends Dave and Jo Ellen, took the 90-minute ride from Binghamton to visit the site in December of 2018. It was the first time inside the museum for all of us.
The museum is full of pictures, artifacts, and even some psychedelic vehicles that where at the original Woodstock. The history of the festival is well documented as you walk through the museum.
You can also go to the monument that is placed at the foot of the hill where a crowd of 500,000 people gathered for three days of peace, love, and music. Obviously this festival was one of the most important events in classic rock, and music history.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the museum is taking all necessary precautions. All ticket transactions will be contact-less, you will also be required to wear a mask and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The museum also stated that they have increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning in the high traffic areas and each night after it closes, the entire museum is thoroughly disinfected.
If you have been to the museum before, you know how awesome it is. I have only been there once, but would definitely go back again and again. If you have never visited the museum, check out the photos below to see just some of the things that you will see if you go.
Starting Monday, the museum will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can get more information by visiting the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts website here.