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Ventfort Hall

Address: Lenox, MA
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Lenox
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lexington, MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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167 reviews 167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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NW Arkansas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

This mansion was slated for destruction until a group of local preservation-minded citizens stepped forward. It is an ongoing project, but it has come a long way! When my husband and I toured Ventfort Hall, we were fortunate to hear an introduction by one of the founders of the group. Her enthusiasm was evident and it was amazing to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The rehabilitation of Ventfort Hall is ongoing, but if you look past that, you can't help but be astonished at the architectural details from the 1880's. We attended a private function and were extremely impressed by the service. We were able to tour the museum. If in the Lenox area, please make sure you visit Ventfort Hall and a few... More 

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