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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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+1 413-637-3206
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The history of this property and the gilded age are worth an hour or two of your time. The building is still undergoing restoration and the process of restoring only added to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
fishingchic
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Tampa, Fl
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

In fairness, I believe that this small mansion from the gilded age is still undergoing renovation. nonetheless, it is a dark, rather gloomy structure with some historic interest which the docent does a good job explaining. But it is sparsely furnished, with just a few rooms. And, the main downstairs rooms were filled with tables and chairs for an private... More 

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VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn you were disappointed in your visit. We do sometimes have to set up for private events during times we are open to the public as the alternative would be to close the house early. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Queens, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I spent barely 45 minutes there. The building is in bad shape, dark and dusty, and the tour is only part of the first floor and a small portion of the second. The building indeed looks fragile. I thought the $18 per person fee was steep. Not at all what I expected after seeing the mansions in Newport and The... More 

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VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. I am not sure after reading your review that you received a full tour as the entire first floor is open with the exception of two very small rooms we use for our offices and only four rooms in the east wing are not yet restored on our second... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Enjoyed this very much! I recommend it too. Beautiful just wish there was even more to see of this great mansion. I had a ghostly experience. I could clearly smell a rich high quality cigar on the veranda. The porch. I was certain there had to be a man standing out there smoking it was very strong. There was NO... More 

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Connecticut
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217 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The history of this property and the gilded age are worth an hour or two of your time. The building is still undergoing restoration and the process of restoring only added to the interest. I'm glad it is being preserved because it's a treasure trove of history and craftsmanship. Lindsey, our guide, is brilliant. She's very informative and has a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a joy to know this lovely home has been preserved as a museum and is continuing to be restored. The building is so unique and has such great detail and woodwork. The tour truly takes visitors back in time and helps us to recall the extravagance and elegance of the nineteenth century. Don't miss the owner's motto on the... More 

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Sydney
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ventfort has an interesting history, being a " cottage" from the gilded age. Our tour guide was superb, being full of enthusiasm and interesting knowledge. It was fascinating to both admire the architecture and hear the background Morgan family history. The restoration details were also interesting. Strongly recommend.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Got there just as last tour of the day was starting. Clear explanation of the home, its history, etc. Guide very good, although it was hard to get him to stop talking long enough for us to ask questions

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Sebastian, Florida
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407 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The history of this home was very interesting. Especially the story of the community joining together to save this mansion and the ongoing effort to return it to its original splendor. The craftsmen working on home are real artists as you see the restoration of the woodwork and ceilings. Well worth the admission fee.

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NY, NY
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ventfort is a magnificent building that has fallen on hard times and is now being restored. It's possible to imagine how lovely it once was because of the "bones" of the original building, plus photos, artifacts from lenders, and a delightful tour guide.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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893 reviews
406 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,752 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Ventfort Hall is a very impressive, spacious Jacobean Revival mansion. It was built in 1893 as a summer cottage in The Berkshires for Sarah Morgan, who was J.P. Morgan’s sister who was married to George Morgan, a distant cousin. Like many other mansions of the Gilded Age, it was built on a grand scale for entertaining and putting up family... More 

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