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The home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. The volunteers and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Millay house and grounds

Terrific docent (Kathy) with deep knowledge of Edna St. Vincent Millay, her family history, and her... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

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.

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

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

Thank Karen S
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Steven T
Reviewed October 29, 2017

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

1  Thank JanaPokana
Reviewed July 3, 2017

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

2  Thank 161,945
Reviewed June 23, 2017

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

1  Thank Greggb148
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

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July 20, 2018|
Response from TeamMan | Reviewed this property |
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
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