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The home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. The volunteers and staff were cheerful and knowledgable. We took our 7 year old granddaughter along and she loved the gardens and the house tour. The site has a small...More
Terrific docent (Kathy) with deep knowledge of Edna St. Vincent Millay, her family history, and her poetry. All original furnishings in the house and beautifully kept grounds. Easily as good as the Melville and Dickinson house and grounds tours.
But this treasure is in danger...More
We only went to see the grave and didn't visit the house because we hadn't called for an appointment, but what we saw was quite amazing. the scenery is not only gorgeous, but we began to understand the beautiful poetry so much better.
I had no idea the depth of Edna St. Vincent Millay's life. She was ahead of her time in almost every way, and hearing about her from our WONDERFUL guide David was a special way to learn about the history of the poet and our...More
Without a good GPS or Google Maps, this place would be difficult to find. Expect your journey to include to some backroads and some unpaved roads and yet it's only 20 minutes from Lenox.
We took the house tour --- you can also do a...More
Former home of poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Steepletop is a restoration in progress. Rumored to close at the end of 2018 for insufficient funds, my guess is that they will find the grants and donations to keep the house museum going indefinitely. Meanwhile, disappointingly,...More
This is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in literature, women's writing or history. Millay was one of the most interesting and important poets of the twentieth century and a pioneering writer. She lived in this home with her husband, Eugen Boissevain, for several decades,...More
We were drawn to Steepletop because we attended a lecture on Edna St. Vincent Millay at the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan. We did not know Millay had a home in Austerlitz, NY, and were only familiar with her famous "narrow house" in Greenwich Village,...More
My tour guide, volunteer Carolyn, delivered a riveting presentation of Millay's life via the home MiIlay lived in much of her adult life. The intimate spaces of the home lend themselves perfectly to deepening the visitor's understanding of this celebrity poet of the first half...More
The house was passed directly from Norma (Edna's sister) to the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society, complete with all original contents. Take both the house and garden tour and do take the time to walk the poetry trail through the woods to Edna's, her sister's...More
Steepletop is only open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. House tours are at 11, 12:30 and 2. There are also house/garden combo tours. It's a very good idea to call in advance to make a reservation for a... More
Steepletop is only open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. House tours are at 11, 12:30 and 2. There are also house/garden combo tours. It's a very good idea to call in advance to make a reservation for a tour. You don't want to make that trip up there only to find there's the tour is full. Check their web site for other tours, times and fees. Since there is some possibility the place may close to the public due to lack of funds, this another good reason to call in advance. We enjoyed the visit --- hope you do, too.