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Address: 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone Number: 413-322-5660
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Beautiful, well worth the visit

I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older houses. I also loved seeing a bit of the servants' quarters as well and seeing the contrast between the lifestyles. My tour guide, Rita, seemed very passionate about the... More 

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Los Angeles
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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