Woodstock Music Festival Site

Approximately 288 acres of land mixed with rolling hills.
1984 Woodstock Monument, looking southeast over Main Concert Field

Photograph by Wade Lawrence, courtesy of New York State Historic Preservation Office

Quick Facts

Bethel Vicinity, Sullivan County, NY
Social History, Performing Arts
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places - Reference Number 100000684
Museum at Bethel Woods
The Woodstock Music Festival Site was listed in the National Register on February 28, 2017. The district is nationally significant in Social History as one of the most important cultural and social events of the second half of the twentieth century. The festival was the definitive expression of the musical, cultural, and political idealism of the 1960s. Woodstock is also significant in Music History as the site of the largest and most memorable of dozens of outdoor music festivals that took place between 1967 and 1969. Thirty-two individual performers, blues, and rock and roll bands including some of the most well-known and well-regarded performers of the era, played to an audience that was estimated at more than 450,000. The festival occurred on August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969. Tickets to the event were $18.00 for all three days. Performers ranging from well-known groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Sha Na Na, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. One standout performer was Jimi Hendrix, who played a now epic rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Last updated: August 22, 2018