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Ventfort Hall

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It's Wonderful to Experience a Restoration in Progress

Ventfort Hall, a mansion from the guilded age, is going through the painstaking and expensive process of restoration. The building was dilapidated and condemned, but was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ventfort Hall, a mansion from the guilded age, is going through the painstaking and expensive process of restoration. The building was dilapidated and condemned, but was purchased in order to restore it and make it into a museum. So much has been done already, but a lot more is going to be done. It is so interesting to see the... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An unexpected pleasure thanks to docent Tony's commentary. In terms of our cultural heritage we were fortunate that the trust was able to restore Ventfort Hall so we can enjoy it. The building and furniture are a joy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Was looking forward to the hyped "Gilded Age Museum," but overall was underwhelmed. Your docent can make all the difference, of course, and ours was unfortunately uninformed -- started strong but kept repeating herself as we went on without offering anything new of interest or insight. Worst of all, she was unable to answer any number of questions from our... More 

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Beaufort, Slo Country
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

this house was Sarah Morgan's "cottage" in the Gilded Age; she was JP's sister. it fell into disrepair and a local historic society is in the midst of rehabbing it. nevertheless, we had a very good tour from a well versed society member. there are lots of fixtures to see. it's not very crowded.

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Great Barrington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You only need an hour but this place is well worth the time and money. Gorgeous grounds and Berkshire Cottage architecture.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ventfort Hall continues to strive and engage tourist and locals in a variety of venues, from readings to plays to art. I am not sure they always succeed, but i'll give them they try. We recently attended a talk and tea, which, while the tea and toast and tidbits were many, the Klimpt talk could have been just as easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderful place to visit! Beautiful grounds, and we were very impressed with the knowledge of the staff. Well worth a stop!

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new york
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is a shame that the place has been allowed to fall into such disrepair but to pay money to see the junk that has been substituted for what used to be there is a travesty

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Canajoharie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The guided tour was almost an hour long and filled with lots of information about the mansion and all its history. The work which has been done is an outstanding example of restoration which is further appreciated by pictures of what each room looked like before restoration began. There are several rooms on two floors to be seen with a... More 

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Westbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ventford Hall is a rather remarkable restoration. It has been on-going and its big donors' dough is put to use by lots of volunteers. The tour comes with price of admission and varies depending on who your guide turns out to be [ours was a volunteer carpenter who knew a lot and was fun and enthusiastic.] The gift shop is... More 

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