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Ventfort Hall

Lenox, MA
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Lenox
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description:  Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J. P. Morgan. Designed by the architects... more »
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pleasant valley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This house is still being renovated but is really interesting. I liked the before and after pictures. And there are so many fascinating collections of objects. The dolls with the vintage clothing are amazing, they alone are worth the price of admission! there is also a beautiful collection of antique fans AND antique wedding dresses! The docent was really friendly... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

That this historic home with all its beautiful architecture and quirkiness is still standing is nothing short of a miracle, as not many years ago it was slated for destruction to make room for another nursing home! Thankfully a dedicated group of locals were able to salvage this exquisite "cottage", and each time we visit there is something new to... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We toured this home on our trip to the Berkshires and found it to be very interesting. The tour guide was informative and knowledgeable. It is a work in progress but the staff appear to be dedicated to complete the restoration. It is worth a visit.

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Greenfield MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

THis is a delightful historic home that I have visited several times over several years. There are improvements each time. Much has been restored, there are many programs, and it's a lovely place in a beautiful setting with an intriguing history. It is clear that they are working hard to save, restore and keep this beautiful home inviting. (I am... More

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nj
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20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Interesting house - docent was rather tedious. I think our tour would have been much better with another docent. But worth going to.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited Ventfort this May after having been there about 6 years ago. What a transformation! Since my last visit, several rooms upstairs, the entryway, the library, and the outside brickwork have all been renovated. Over the entry is an orchestra space for the dances to be held in the great hall. The dining room is elegant and held a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Ventfort is in the process of being restored after falling into disrepair 20+ years ago. Beautiful craftmanship and a view into summer life during the age of the Robber Barons. I enjoyed all of it!

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Interesting mansion with very informative tour guides. Fascinating restoration project. The view from the back of the house is spectacular.

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Albany, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

While in Lenox last week we took the tour of this majestic summer home of the Morgan family. Rick was very informative and answered our many questions on the (approx.) one-hour tour. This is a most lovely old place that is being slowly restored to its former glory. it is reminiscent of the mansions in Newport. Please take the tour... More

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The woman giving the tour was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the home and had great pictures depicting the different stages of the restoration process.

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