Traveling to the Shrine

Air

Although we are in Massachusetts, we are closer to the airports in Albany, N.Y. (ALB), and Hartford, Conn. (BDL), which are each about an hour's drive away. Both are easy drives, and also have fewer issues with rush hour traffic than Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS), which is over 2 hours away.

 

Ground Transportation

Please plan to rent a car, if you arrive by bus, train, or plane. We are in a rural area, and there are no reliable taxis, Ubers or Lyfts! Please note, even the closest hotel, the Red Lion Inn is at the foot of a 20-minute hike up hill. Please see the Public Transportation section for information on Buses and Trains to our area.

 

RVs

Pilgrims visiting the Shrine are allowed to drive their RVs and park them in the parking lot for the day. We do not allow RVs to spend the night on the property. Please ask your friends with RVs to respect these new rules.

 

Hotels

There are a LOT of choices for hotels in the area. Note that any type of housing is available, if you plan far enough in advance.

We recommend Googling “hotels in Stockbridge, MA” first, as that will give you a map of all the hotels within 10-15 minutes, regardless of which town they are in. You can use Expedia, Travelocity, or another site of your choosing to see ratings for not only what amenities each hotel offers, but also for guest satisfaction ratings. We suggest that pilgrims CALL the hotel of their choice before booking online, and ask if they offer a discount for those visiting the Shrine, as many do. It may (or may not) be better than any rate you can get online.

We are not staffed to assist our Pilgrims to go through all the many choices of hotels in the area. There are about 10–15 towns all within 15 miles of us. These links (under "Additional Resources") will take you to the sites of the many Chambers of Commerce in our area. Each of them has wonderful resources about hotels, restaurants, and local attractions.

 

Local Attractions

Stockbridge is proud to be home to both the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood (Daniel Chester French’s summer home). Tanglewood, the summer home for the Boston Symphony, is shared with the adjacent town of Lenox. The area also boasts the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Jacob’s Pillow and MANY other natural (ice caves, hiking trails and ski resorts) and cultural attractions.

Additional Resources
Stockbridge is a small town in a rural area, with many other small towns around it. For information on local restaurants hotels and attractions:
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce
Lee Chamber of Commerce
South County Chamber of Commerce (for Great Barrington and Housatonic)
Pittsfield and Berkshire County Chambers of Commerce
West Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce

 

Directions

Address:
National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 951
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Street Address:
2 Prospect Hill Road
Eden Hill
Stockbridge, MA 01262

 

Driving

To locate us with GPS Navigation:
In some GPS systems, our legal address of 2 Prospect Hill Road will direct you to the driveway at the top of Pine Street, which is the entrance to the property.

If GPS directs you to an address ON Prospect Hill Road, input "11 Pine St." (which is not a real address). Stay straight on Pine Street, which will turn into our driveway at the top of Pine St. Note: cars coming up the hill on Pine Street do NOT have to stop at the top of the hill.

Arriving in Stockbridge:
Please request that the bus drivers come up Pine St from Main St./Route 102, as buses trying to make the sharp right turn on Vine St. have damaged the road.

Driving from North of the Massachusetts Turnpike:
Take U.S. Route 7 South and follow the signs to Stockbridge. Please turn onto Main Street, then Pine Street.

Driving from or through Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey:
Take the New York Thruway North (I-87) to exit 21A. Then exit at the intersection of I-90 (Berkshire Spur section of the Thruway) and proceed East to Exit 10 (which used to be exit 2) of the Mass Pike (this is the exit for Lee, Mass.). Turn left, then right to take Mass. Route 102 West to Stockbridge.

Driving from Connecticut and other points south of the Mass Pike:
Take U.S. Route 7 North from Connecticut and follow the signs to Stockbridge. You will come to a four-way stop at the Main Street of Stockbridge, and will need to go straight onto Pine Street, and stay straight to the right where the road forks.

Driving from the East via the Mass Pike:
Take Exit 10 (Lee, which used to be exit 2) and follow Mass. Route 102 West to Stockbridge.

 

On Divine Mercy Sunday Weekend

In 2022, registrations will be required for every car entering the property. There will be no buses allowed this year.

Cars registered for the appropriate session with tickets will be directed up to Eden Hill. Cars without a registration for the time they arrive or without their tickets will be admitted only if there are available open registrations. If registrations for the current session are filled, cars without registrations and tickets will be registered for a later session, if any registrations area available.

No cars will be admitted to the property without a registration. Please see the Registration Page to register your car.

 

Public Transportation

Please note that most train and bus services end in Pittsfield, Mass., and there are NO reliable taxis, Ubers or Lyfts in our area. If you arrive in Pittsfield or Albany, you will need to rent a car.

Buses
Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA)
1-800-292-BRTA (2782) (Toll Free)
413-499-2782 (Locally)

Peter Pan Bus Lines
Greyhound Lines

Nearby Bus Stations:
Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) - Pittsfield, MA

Trains/Rail
Amtrak trains from Boston and New York City arrive in Albany, N.Y., and Pittsfield, Mass.

Nearby Train Stations: (listed in order of proximity to the Shrine)
Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) - Pittsfield, MA
Springfield train station - Springfield, MA
Holyoke train station - Holyoke, MA
Northampton train station - Northampton, MA
John W. Olver Transit Center - Greenfield, MA
Albany-Rensselaer train station - Rensselaer, NY

Nearby Airports: (listed in order of proximity to the Shrine)
Albany International Airport - Albany, NY (ALB)
Bradley International Airport - Hartford, CT (BDL)
Worcester Regional Airport - Worcester, MA (ORH)
Logan International Airport - Boston, MA (BOS)
Westchester County Airport - White Plains, NY (HPN)
John F. Kennedy International - New York City, NY (JFK)
LaGuardia Airport - New York City, NY (LGA)
Newark Liberty International - Newark, NJ (EWR)