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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Where Moby Dick was born

My husband and I very much enjoyed our visit to Arrowhead. We had reviewed the website before... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Springfield, VA
Worth it to see where he wrote

Arrowhead was definitely worth the visit. This is the house where Melville wrote Moby Dick and also... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Boston, MA
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Closed for the season. Tours will start in May, 2017.
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780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our visit to Arrowhead. We had reviewed the website before visiting and had downloaded the app for the audio tour in advance. (Fun fact: the app also shows you other audio tours nearby, and we've used it to...More

Thank Carol757
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Arrowhead was definitely worth the visit. This is the house where Melville wrote Moby Dick and also Me and my Chimney, portions of which are written on the chimney inside. The highlight is his room where he wrote the classic, with a beautiful view of...More

Thank everyones-a-critic
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent docent beautify day and walkable grounds. Abundant information on on the man his writings and the times and history of the area

Thank Joan V
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead is a self tour of the house with explanations of the rooms, furnishings and artifacts that surrounded Hermann Melville in his later years. Vignettes describe the amazing life of Melville and his many years at sea. Those experiences prepared him to...More

1  Thank Twister196
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you are in the Berkshires,you should stop by Arrowhead.It was very delightful. The house,barn,and surroundings are well kept. They will give you a self-guiding tour book. Or, I think they might give tours, not sure. You can take photos,if you want. They had a...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not a huge Melville fan, yet recognize his place among the literary greats. Was in the area to visit Edith Wharton's The Mount and couldn't pass this up without stopping in. What would have made this $15 stop pay off was leaving there with a...More

1  Thank mrose414
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Herman Melville is now considered one of America's great writers, Moby Dick being his crowning achievment. However, this wasn;t always the case and a visit to Arrowhead explains his story in interesting detail. The guide's 1 hour narration was thorough and excellent . The house...More

1  Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There is a small museum/ gift shop here. You can also, on the hour, take a tour of Herman Melville 's home. It was interesting to see the spot where he wrote the famous novel about Moby- Dick, and hear about some of the things...More

Thank LetterioZ
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have not read much of Herman Melville's work, but going on this tour motivated me to read more. Fascinating.

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

1  Thank Laura7Clearwater
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Maria P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Gonzology | Reviewed this property |
The view from Arrowhead in the winter is what inspired Moby Dick
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