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Address: Lenox, MA
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mindblowing!

How can you not be mesmerized by the opulence that this place had/has? This is a great 1 hour guided tour that is filled with factoids surrounding the families that lived in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
JohnPtown
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

How can you not be mesmerized by the opulence that this place had/has? This is a great 1 hour guided tour that is filled with factoids surrounding the families that lived in Ventfort. Support the continued efforts to restore this magnificent house by taking a tour! You will learn a lot about life in the Gilded Age.

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Rensselaer NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a kind, knowledgable guide. It was interesting to see the history of the home from its original state, to it's most deteriorated, to now (in between). Our tour was about an hour and a half, rather than an hour. Our guide packed in a ton of info. We went on a Saturday and only had one other couple... More 

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Lexington, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Ventfort Hall was the home of J.P. Morgan's daughter Sara. It was rescued just at the last moment before it was taken apart by developers and all of it's indoor architectural features sold off. Many reviewers have mentioned that the restoration is still underway; I think the stories the guide can tell about the restoration process and the ability to... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This house is being lovingly restored by a dedicated organization, but there is still a lot to do. We had a guided tour, and there was enough to see, but many more areas will eventually be open once renovated. Millions have been spent on this restoration already.

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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176 reviews 176 reviews
57 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ventfort Hall is a stunning mansion and perfect representation of the Gilded age! The decor is era specific and the staff are delightfully polite.

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Weston, CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A "gilded age cottage" that is open to the public as the foundation that owns it brings it slowly back to its glory days. Don't expect a Newport Mansion. But if you are interested in restorative work in progress, this is for you.

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CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It's an old mansion still under restoration. We had a new tour guide who admitted she was a newbie but seemed very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. If you go in the winter, certain parts of the house are very cold--we were prepared for that. I'm glad we went.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Ventfort hall is being restored. The upstairs was closed due to elevator issue. It is well worth a stop. They had different displays one room was of dolls. It is a grand old building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went to Ventfort Hall yesterday for a house tour. Was $18 for each adult ticket (no AAA or other discounts) and worth every penny! Lucked out and got Kelly Blau as our guide. Just wonderful. She has a passion and fondness for the place that shows in her talk. Very knowledgeable, especially about the amusing surprises that make old houses... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we were going to take the tour but from the outside it was so run down. garbage all over yuk!! what a shame

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