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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It has been a while since we paid a visit to the Museum for Herman Melville at Arrowhead, but memories are over the top. We drive by this (nicely refurbished) building daily and love the 'straw workmen' busily making their way for another day of chores.

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