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I saw on Roadtrippers that this location had a Dead Frog Circus, so I thought it'd be a great place to stretch in the midst of a long drive. Despite the link saying it was open on weekends, IT WASN'T OPEN! That being said, since...More
This is a beautiful museum. Just walking through the rooms, you can imagine and sense the people who lived here when it was the Skinner house. The grounds are fabulous too. I felt like I stepped back in time. A tour of the upper floor...More
Started tour watching excellent video about Mt. Tom. Docent arrived and told us that we could not finish video due to time restraint. This was her motto through tour. I thought that Museum was about to close, but found that it would be another 3...More
This is a museum located in a working class neighborhood of Holyoke. It is an old Victorian house that was turned into a museum. There is a lot of history from Victorian era Holyoke. The gift shop is charming. I went to a lecture on...More
A beautiful part of Holyoke's history. Once the home of the Skinner family, owners of the famed Skinner Satin mills. Guided tours are available & occasionally concerts are held on the grounds & in the music room. There are also art exhibits held there.
Get a tour to learn about this Holyoke family's personal and business history, good deeds, home renovations, interior design and architecture, and staff. If you like any of these topics then you'll love this place!
Be sure to ask about their domestic employees to get...More
I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older houses. I also loved seeing a bit of the servants' quarters as well and...More
Old historic house. Worth a visit and a tour. Apparently they sometimes have weddings there, which doesn't surprise me as the house and gardens are quite beautiful. Best of all--in the gift shop there's a large diorama of a circus created with taxidermy frogs, mice,...More