Tours of Tanglewood

Tours of Tanglewood
Phone: 413-637-5393

The Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers offers free walking tours of the Tanglewood campus. The tours last approximately one hour and include visits to the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Ozawa Hall, other music facilities, the Visitors Center history rooms, and more.

Experienced volunteer guides discuss the historical background of Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Reservations are not required.

Tours begin at the Visitors Center at the Tanglewood Manor House. In the event of inclement weather, tours will meet informally under cover. Private group tours for a minimum of 25 people may be arranged (at least two weeks in advance) for a fee. For more information, call the Office of Volunteer Services at 413-637-5393 or email

Free public tours are held from Wednesday, July 5- Sunday, August 27 each:

Tuesday - 1:30pm
Wednesday - 10:30am
Saturday - 1:30pm
Sunday - 12:30pm for that day's BSO concert ticket-holders only 

Walk-up tours will also be held before select Popular Artist and Boston Pops concerts this summer for ticket holders only. Free walk up tours these days will not occur due to grounds being closed. Tours will depart from the Visitor's Center.

Tours Prior to Popular Artist Concerts and other tours Pre/Post Season

Saturday, June 17, 4:30pm (Four Voices)
Sunday, June 18, 6:00pm (Jaws in Concert)
Friday, June 30, 4:30pm (Scaggs/McDonald)
Saturday, July 1, 4:30pm (John Mellencamp)
Sunday, July 2, 4:30pm (Natalie Merchant)
Monday, July 3, 5:30pm (James Taylor)
Tuesday, July 4, 5:30pm (James Taylor)
Tuesday, August 1 (Tanglewood on Parade)
*Tours will be departing from the Visitor's Center from 3-6pm as groups gather. Last tour begins at 6pm. There will be no other tours on August 1.
Wednesday, August 30, 4:30pm (Diana Ross)
Friday, September 1, 4:30pm (Avett Brothers)
Sunday, September 3, 12:30pm (Pops with Melissa Etheridge)

Schedule is subject to change. Please email, or call 413-637-5393 to confirm specific dates and times.