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Ventfort Hall

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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
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Rensselaer NY
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a mansion that is currently being restored. It is a very interesting look into the 'gilded age'. Unfortunately, the renovation is going slowly because some previous owners did not respect the property and let it slip into disrepair. It is very sad that it was allowed to get to this state but simultaneously very encouraging to see the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ventfort Hall is truly unique as an attraction, and authentic to the Lenox area. It is run by volunteers who are raising money for the gradual restoration of this old summer mansion. They provide wonderful tours, and it's a fascinating place for anyone interested in local history, the Gilded Age and/or historic preservation. The tour guides are delightful, and the... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Ventfort Hall

Address: Address: Lenox, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lenox
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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