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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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Address: 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Phone Number: +1 413-637-3206
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Interesting tour

The family history told by our two guides was so interesting. The house is very beautiful but only half of the place has been restored so far. It is interesting to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
EAW53
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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Cranbury, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The family history told by our two guides was so interesting. The house is very beautiful but only half of the place has been restored so far. It is interesting to see the differences in the renovations to date.

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new haven, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a very nice excursion for a morning or afternoon. Unlike the huge Newport "cottages", this one is easy to digest in a short time. It's particularly amazing when you see the disrepair the place was in only a couple of decades ago. It's just as educational to see the reconstruction work as it is to see the original... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

You will recognize this impressive and historic mansion and museum as the set for the film Cider House Rules , based on the novel by John Irving. Years of rebuilding, refurnishing and restoration have made this attraction in Lenox Ma. very special.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was great and knew the answer to all our questions. The house has been lovingly restored after almost having been demolished. The attention to detail was amazing. I hope they raise the money they need to get everything back to the way it was in 1890.

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Cape Cod
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

What an interesting place. The mansion's history is on display through photos & info from the friendly & informative guide. You must take a guided tour, which is on the hour, every hour. There are even places where you can look into the still un-restored area, to see what this place was like when they started the restoration. Completed areas... More 

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Bellevue Iowa
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It as absolutely amazing what has been accomplished here. This amazing mansion was rescued at the last possible moment from destruction, and now is on its way to being a fabulous restored piece of history. We had a fabulous guide, who was knowledgeable and just gushed enthusiasm. The first floor has been fully renovated and is fabulous. The second floor... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Beautiful, historic home is in beginning stages of renovation. Recently reclaimed, the historic society is doing an incredible job of restoring the home to it's full glory.

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The story of the reconstruction is more amazing than the history itself. The docents are enthusiastic, but some tend to go on and on. Still, a very nice tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

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