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W.E.B. DuBois Birthplace

Church Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Interesting but could be so much more

The birth place is a short trail with several placards detailing the life of DuBois and his... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Worth stopping by if you're in the area

Excellent signage explains the highlights of WEB DuBois' s life as you wander along a path through... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 Apr 2017
“Interesting but could be so much more”
9 Apr 2017
“Worth stopping by if you're in the area”
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Church Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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A TripAdvisor Member
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The birth place is a short trail with several placards detailing the life of DuBois and his connections to the area. The area is beautiful and the trail is an interesting compliment to any trip. It is a must see for DuBois enthusiasts like myself...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent signage explains the highlights of WEB DuBois' s life as you wander along a path through the U shaped parcel that at one time included his homestead. It's really just the signage as you walk along the path but you learn a lot from...More

Thank BostonTravelers00
Reviewed 29 January 2017

While it's only a marker, really, if you're in Great Barrington it's worth stopping by and seeing where this great American was born and where his life was shaped.

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2016

For thirty years my sons and friends and I, when summering in nearby South Egremont, would clear out the overgrown weeds and shrubbery around the tiny brass historical marker that designated WEBDB's boyhood home. Then local and out-of-town enthusiasts finally got hold of the place,...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 1 August 2016

no house, nothing more than a plaque. there is an unkept garden down the street that has some info boards

Thank rsri
Reviewed 17 October 2015

So honored to have this in our town. He was a remarkable man in our history. It is a short walk with signs . Good parking and well worth the stop. Spiritual.

1  Thank sumacv
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I know the works of Du Bois, and studied him in college, so i was interested enough to visit here, his birthplace. There is nothing here, just some scraggly woods, which are dying. His birthplace cabin once stood here, but there is nothing here now....More

1  Thank Nefelokokigia
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Hopefully more will be done to expand this venue in the future. Currently it consists of a walk through the woods into a wetlands open area with a few informational trail markers along the way. There is no actual building to be seen.

Thank alfadog
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not much to see, but it is a lovingly, carefully, painstakingly curated spot. Mainly signs to read as the structures are long gone. But it is educational, informative and moving.

1  Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The W.E.B. DuBois Birthplace is a pleasant location, but realize that the house is gone, so you are just looking at a garden where the foundation was. The nearby river walk is pretty on a nice day. You can read a plaque about W.E.B., but...More

2  Thank ALFriedman
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