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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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Address: 780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: 413 442 1793
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Terrific tour guide, fascinating man, history and house. Gorgeous views from the property. Allow at least one hour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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belmont ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Terrific tour guide, fascinating man, history and house. Gorgeous views from the property. Allow at least one hour.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Well worth a visit. go on the tour to learn more about one of the great American writers of all time.

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nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are interested in literature and/or have read Moby Dick and enjoyed it, this is a must visit for you. Melville lived in this house for 13 years and wrote Moby Dick in it. You can see the desk he wrote on, and the view he had of Mount Greylock as he wrote. You can also see many family... More 

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Shortsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great history tour. Mostly authenic items. Nice grounds and good for a short hike. Tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. Answered my detailed questions.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped to get a bit of history about Herman Melville and found the guided tour to be very good. It took about 40 minutes and the guide answered most of our questions. We also liked that there was a little farm and walking trails. A nice stop.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Small house with interesting details in a quaint location. Very informative guided tour. Lovely view of Mt. Greylock.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were anxious to learn more about the history of the Berkshires while visiting. We thought the Berkshire Museum might fit that bill but that was not the case. We were directed to Arrow Head, the home of Herman Melville when he wrote Moby Dick. It was a great treat to tour the house, get information on his life and... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Probably worth 4 stars if open. Talk to someone at the attraction on the phone, don't just listen to the pre-recorded. The house is closed till summer though the pre-recorded says open 11-3. Having said that, a great couple of people there showed us around when we showed up. They were really great but don't count on them being there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This house has great potential and will probably be worth the stop after renovations are completed, especially when in season. As it was, the cost was a bit steep for what was available off season.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It was fascinating to see where Melville wrote Moby Dick. You could look out of the window where he wrote and see Mt. Greylock.To Melville (but not to me) the mountain looked like a whale and a story was born.

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Additional Information about Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Address: 780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: 413 442 1793
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Pittsfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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