Woodstock Festival Location Is Now an Official Historic Site


While Woodstock is obviously considered an important event in music history, the location where the festival was held back in 1969 has only now been deemed an official historical site. 

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, an 800-acre area that was once a dairy farm 90 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley town of Bethel, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to CBS, Cuomo called the three-day festival a “pivotal moment in both New York and American history.” Many would agree, including the nearly half-million music-lovers who were lucky enough to attend the epic event which featured legendary acts likes the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, the Who, and Jefferson Airplane not to mention Jimi Hendrix who performed his now-famous version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”


(h/t Rolling Stone; photo via Wikipedia/fair use)