W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site

A collaborative project to identify and interpret those sites in and around Great Barrington, MA
that were influential in the life of W.E.B. Du Bois.

About W.E.B. Du Bois

Champion of civil rights and leader for world peace and freedom on the national and world stages, W.E.B. Du Bois began his life’s work in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


We are building the first destination in the United States to engage the public in Du Bois’s life and legacy.


Julian Bond 1940-2015

Free Guided Walking Tours are currently suspended

We invite you to join us for
The ReadIn Series:
Online Reading Marathon of
Black Reconstruction in America
By W.E.B. Du Bois

Over 30 actors from stage and screen have given their time to voice this historical text which we will air via YouTube Premiere beginning on the March on Washington 8/28 and culminating on Election Day 11/3.

This act was conceived in the tradition of a reading marathon as educational activism. Please follow @TheReadInSeries to participate in this action.

The W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site honors this influential African American · Great Barrington, Massachusetts