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

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Fun way to spend a winter day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
KristaJ
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Rensselaer NY
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sarah Morgan's home is full of history. Definitely take the guided home tour and listen to the history. If only the walls could talk. The house is slowly being repaired, but is in the perfect condition to see the bones of history while in progress. What did survive in the home is glorious and worth seeing. The history of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gorgeous old museum of gilded age living. Our guide was lively and knowledgable. The house's history stretched back not only to touch on the Morgans and Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, but really the recent local history of Lenox itself. The passion and love for the place from volunteers really showed and it is impressive to... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

First of all , $20.00 ! Too much for a house tour . A very knowledgeable guide, greeted me , then we started on the tour. Which, didn't take long considering , the house had barely nothing in it. What a complete waste of time and money. They should be ashamed of themselves, to be open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had an excellent tour from a young man of this mansion which is being restored. It's amazing the progress that has been made. Be sure to tour this site and see the progress being made as it occurs!

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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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