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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Indianapolis
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638 reviews 638 reviews
286 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautifully bucolic writers retreat where Moby Dick was penned. The house itself is lovingly maintained and the guides are well versed and helpful.

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Akron
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Melville is reputed to have written "Moby Dick" in his study here at Arrowhead. Excellent tour guide, you Will and staff all helpful and friendly..

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South Miami, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The grounds are so beautiful, you can take a trail walk it's located behind behind the parking lot just follow the trial, it's about 1 1/2 mile long. The barn is actually the admissions office you can purchase his books and adorable handmade lunch pales. The actual house is very quaint it's amazing that such a terrific writer wrote so... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

take the tour! Our tour guide, Will, was well informed and interested in the Melville history. Gave me a Whole new perspective on Melville. I'm afraid my attitude had been soured by an over zealous, Melville smitten English professor.

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Freelton, Ontario
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Read Moby Dick years ago and now learnt about the author. An interesting find and a learning experience for us all. To learn he became a respected writer after his death makes it an amazing tale. I will read the short stories now to learn more of the man. A great two hours and well worth the house tour.

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Parker, CO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was visiting Holyoke for a wedding and found this place thru Trip Advisor as it had good reviews. My mom, elderly aunts and I were the only ones there for the noon time tour in late September. We parked and went out towards the beautiful harden and hen house where they have beautiful hens and lovely views. We then... More 

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Princeton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I found this to be extremely interesting. I had an excellent guided tour and learned so much about Melville that I hadn't known.

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