The Norman Rockwell Museum is a must. The collection of art, culture and personal memories provides a full explanation of exactly who the fabulous Mr. Rockwell was. We spent a day at the museum, captivated by the art collections, the grounds, and the preservation of all things Rockwell.
It wasn't hard to see that art, however unique, was everywhere.
While the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. is a gem in itself (filled with a captivating collection of the artists' greatest works and a detailed documentation of his rise to prominence), the grounds that the museum sits on are just as fascinating.
Away from the central museum--only a little walk down the back path--is Rockwell's actual studio, which was moved from its original location to its current place on the museum grounds.
One thing that I definitely recommend is snagging one of the mango "popsicles" that the museum stocks. On a hot summer day, there isn't much more to top off a day of excellent art and historical beauty than a seat in the woods and frozen fruit on a stick.