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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Lovely fame house caught in time.

Go see this lovely farm house caught in time. A college student provided a good hour tour of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
If you're a hardcore fan, visit!

As a local, I drive by this house several times a month. I've visited this museum several times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Closed for the season. Tours will start in May, 2017.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go see this lovely farm house caught in time. A college student provided a good hour tour of the house and history of Melville and his family with details and some of her personal impressions. The view of the inspirational "Moby Dick" mountains from the...More

Thank Laura7Clearwater
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, I drive by this house several times a month. I've visited this museum several times. It's a nice little museum if you're a huge fan of Melville...the rooms are decorated with period furniture, and you can get a sense of his inspiration...More

Thank drdopeymd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a fan of Moby Dick so was really looking forward to visiting Arrowhead. The house and grounds are really nice. The tour was very informative. Great place to visit!

Thank teec159
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrowhead was Herman Melville's home when he wrote Moby Dick. The guided tour gives you a real sense of Melville's life and family, his writing habits, and the surrounding area. The views from the house are spectacular as well.

Thank 31mbel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is great and the house interesting. The tour isn't super long but i felt it was worth it to see at least once. Because our family loves literature and history, it was a great afternoon stop for us. If you can get passes...More

Thank greenehouse2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This home is rich in history and seeks to preserve Melvilles's place in they time. The tour was extremely well done, with lots of interesting information about Melville:

Thank Nan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an interesting tour guide who took us through the home and gave us interesting information about the world renown author.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw this advertised while on a trip with our grown children and decided to see it. We were all glad we did. I particularly enjoyed I and My Chimney. The home and the furnishings brought back happy memories of my in-laws home place. So...More

Thank Mona P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We learned more about Herman Melville than we could on the Internet. The house and red barn are charming. Nice gift shop. Our hostess was most knowledgeable. Well worth going out of the way to visit.

Thank edraupp
Berkshires_Guy, Manager at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Arrowhead! We indeed have a terrific group of tour guides.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

For those interested in Melville and his books it is an enjoyable visit. You walk through what was the house he wrote in and learn about him.

Thank cazreads
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23 April 2017|
Response from Berkshires_Guy | Property representative |
Hi - Yes, Arrowhead is open seven days a week until mid-October. We look forward to your visit! best, Will Garrison, Executive Director Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead
19 November 2015|
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Response from NateaBar | Reviewed this property |
Call (413) 4421793 to confirm schedule as tours are given daily on the hour 10-4.