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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
+1 413-637-3206
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America's Downton Abby

If you love American History this is a grand example of America's wealth in the Gilded Age. You... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Boxman43
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Boston, Massachusetts
A Restoraton in Progress

Great tour of this gilded age mansion currently under re-construction. They have come a long way... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
M C
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you love American History this is a grand example of America's wealth in the Gilded Age. You must keep in mind this was a "Summer Cottage" The cottage is being restored but is still worth the time for a tour. Take the guided tour....More

Thank Boxman43
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great tour of this gilded age mansion currently under re-construction. They have come a long way and still have a ways to go, but knowing that this place was rescued after almost being demolished is very gratifying.

Thank M C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Take the guided tour. They happen on the hour. Amazing restoration, interesting family history. There is still some Restoration needed on the second floor. Can't wait to go back and see it. The Hollywood connections were a surprise.

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 16 August 2016

make time to stop here when you're in the neighborhood. I had never heard of this place and was so happily surprised when I arrived. the staff is unbelievable: very friendly and very passionate about showing off Ventfort. added bonus is that they show off...More

Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We undertook a tour during our visit, hoping to see another side of the Gilded Age that we saw in Newport, RI. The hall is however still needing a lot of work so it is important to look beyond that. I wish them well but...More

Thank graemerk
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came a little bit randomly but we are very happy to have found it! Incredible house to visit, the guided tour and the guide were very interesting, as much about the history of the cottage than about the renovation that still goes on. You...More

Thank Camille N
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Thorough and interesting tour -- much improved from several years ago. Terrific guide. Much more work needs to be done on the house, so the tour will likely be even better in the future.

Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our tour guide (who clearly is very passionate about this historical building) gave us a very entertaining tour of this lovely home, including recounting stories about its colorful former inhabitants and the large amount of work that has been put into restoring it.

Thank Traveler42012
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you like historic homes, you'll want to visit Ventfort Hall. Take advantage of the free tours that leave every hour; it will add so much more to your experience. The home is partially restored (some portions are completely closed off) and it's also a...More

Thank Ellen B
VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of the mansion. I do want to clarify that our hourly guided tours are not free. Our tours are $18.00 for adults and we offer discounts to seniors and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you have a passion for local Berkshire history this is one place you need to visit. Ventfort Hall not only has a past of its own, within its walls is a wealth of information regarding a time in history when opulence reigned supreme for...More

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Alice K
5 June 2016|
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Response from VentfortHall | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for reaching out to us. On June 14th we have a tea & talk at 4 pm given by Frederikke Borge, Victor Borge's daughter. It is titled "My Father Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian." We have a sound system... More
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