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Herman Melville Memorial Room

1 Wendell Ave, Berkshire Public Library, Pittsfield, MA
413 499 9486
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Pittsfield
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- Aug 24, 2013
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St Augustine FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Melville Home was so interesting that we decided to follow up with a visit to the Melville Room in the local public library or Atheneum as it is sometimes called. The librarian had been in charge of the room since the 1970s and took at least 30 minutes to point out special artifacts in the room. This is an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Melville's writing evolved from intriguing travel adventures to deeply symbolic and thought-provoking literature. A tour of his home is deeply touching as it reveals his family history and development as a writer. He is one of America's great authors and a genuine part of our history. Visit with the whole family to learn more about him!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Melville's large but dark home. Learn about the very sad story of the author's life. The surrounding mountains look like the hump of a whale -- thus, "Moby Dick." Worth going for the education. However, call before going. Hours change daily, and sometimes hourly with no notice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

They have everything and after a visit to Arrowhead, Melville's home, and a visit to the Room you have a feeling you know the man. No longer is he "just" the guy who wrote Moby Dick. he becomes very real. You see personal items and family items. History buff won't want to leave and the kind of interested hooked. The... More

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