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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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Very interesting historical site

Very wonderful attempt to restore this historical home of Sarah Morgan. Excellent tour guide, who was very versed in the history of the home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Branford, Connecticut
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Branford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very wonderful attempt to restore this historical home of Sarah Morgan. Excellent tour guide, who was very versed in the history of the home.

Thank jopa331
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful house saved in the nick of time..... Kudos to the society involved in keeping it from being completely destroyed. Still a work in progress and worthy of continued support....please visit. We enjoyed the tour and the guide was very passionate about the house.

Thank JannyKevin
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely not worth the high entrance fees. There are lots of other, more fully restored, and much better examples of gilded age homes in the area. We attended what was supposed to have been a two-hour talk and tour of the mansion. They charged $35 each. The talk lasted for about 30-minutes, the speaker took questions for about another 30... More 

Thank dshpdr2005
VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry our program didn't meet your expectations. We would be happy to give you two complimentary, personal tours of the house. Please contact us when you would like to visit. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is lesson on how easily properties like this are lost and also what can be done to save them.When you see the state the property was in when it was first taken over as a museum you could cry. It was torn apart. Clearly there has been a lot of time and craftsmanship put into the property to restore... More 

Thank djfowler
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were on a months driving holiday in Mass, so when in Lenox decided to visit Ventford Hall. We had been to many grand homes in the time away but Ventford Hall was the dreariest by far. Its built in a Scottish Tradition so very little natural light and extremely dark interiors, whilst the house is constantly going thru restoration... More 

Thank GiulianaSydney
spring city, pa
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We decided to tour this gilded-age mansion and got a personal tour which was very informative. Mansion is dark with dark wood however it is interesting to see how they are working on all the woodwork and attempting many restorative projects. This mansion had many owners over the years and now is protected and maintained by historians. Fun to go... More 

1 Thank goldwingtravels
Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Ventfort was the last in our visits to the historic cottages in this area. On other occasions we have visited The Mount and Naumkeag. To be completely honest I preferred the other two tours over this one. The guide was very informative and I enjoyed seeing the home. I felt the price of $18 was high compared with the many... More 

2 Thank HappyTraveler48572
VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate getting feedback from our visitors. In setting our admission price we are competitive with other area mansions open to the public. A reduced ticket is also available in combination with one of our neighbors, The Mount, bringing the admission price for each mansion to $16.50 each. Please recommend what you think would be... More 

Torrington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I loved the tour. While i would love to see the house as it was back in the day I can appreciate the huge undertaking in progress. It's amazing to see the amount of craftsmanship both past and present. So glad it is being saved. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly but it is nice that you can also... More 

1 Thank Jen C
New Hartford, NY
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

How wonderful that the historians in town have been able to restore this beautiful home. Great vision and plans to continue. This home was featured in the Cider House Rules movie.

Thank Linspj
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank DrMikey2

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