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Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
413-322-5660
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Holyoke
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2013
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Los Angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

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, and squirrels. Please do NOT miss that.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice house museum with the usual interesting old furnishings, and some nice paintings. What was different was they had a room about the servants, with names and what their jobs were and how long they worked there. The tour guide gave a history of the family and the house. It took about an hour. WARNING There is no air conditioning... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Interesting to see and learn about the family who originally built it. Was beautifully decorated for the Holidays and has a lovely gift shop. Worth stopping by

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you are a history buff, like I am, and have particular interest in the gilded age you will enjoy this tour. The guides are knowledgable about the house and the family and are willing to share all the secrets. If you have any interest in textiles then come here to learn about the silk industry. There are some very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a beautiful historic old home with paintings hanging in the various rooms. I was in an art class and they displayed our art and I enjoyed seeing the house as well.

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Berkshires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the house of a silk magnate who basically invented the white silk wedding dress in the 1920's, made money and built this house. check for their concert schedule - they have a fabulous music room.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Just walking about the gardens outside was peaceful and serene. Need to do more of that. The renovtion work on the Rose Garden area is taking shape

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Belchertown, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

come here often for events, it is a beautifully maintained turn of the century mansion.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A visit to Wisteriahurst will allow you to learn alot about the way it was in Holyoke when the mills were going full blast. Really takes you back in time, Volunteers are wonderful.

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Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Its a neat little place that could use some updating due to needed renovations.Its a Victorian house with many antiques so if you have children under 5 there too much stuff that has DONOT TOUCH signs!! Its a good look into another time in place in Holuoke for those who appreciate that typ e of place,

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