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Naumkeag

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-8146
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Type: Gardens
Description: Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
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Sturbridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The admission of $15.00 which is actually quite reasonable for attractions was worth every penny and more. The guided tour was full of information of the history of the house and the family that lived there. Since everything including the furnishings are original it felt as though the family was going to be entering at any time. Although the gardens... More

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estados unidos
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A dark dreary place on a cloudy day. Imagining the day to day lives of the downstairs staff that kept it running. Upstairs is a vulgar mishmash of styles. Furnishings and gardens must have kept an army of designers and landscapers busy for years. Excellent example of what too much money and not enough good taste could achieve in Mr.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Having come from the UK we were expecting impressive Kew Garden style gardens, but were a little disappointed. We enjoyed looking at the curvaceous path at the back of the property but found the Japanese garden a bit sad. We were given a tour of the property and an insight into the lives of the Choate family. We were particularly... More

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We discovered that our membership with the Trustees of Reservations got us in free! But it would have been well worth the price of admission. This 19th-20th century home with gardens is nothing short of spectacular. Go see it.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This summer home of the Choate family has something for everyone: gardeners, history buffs, artists, collectors. From the architecture to the furniture, to the meticulously groomed grounds, this Trustee of Reservations property delights everywhere you look. We were here on a beautiful fall day and the views of autumn foliage were spectacular. Our guide, David, was bright, well spoken and... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In the center of Stockbridge sits an old house and landscape with fountains, serpentine shrubbery, gardens. Very quaint.

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Melbourne, Australia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
111 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The architects of Naumkeag are great favourites of mine and viewed from the road it promises a great deal. It is a really grand house, not a summer cottage as I would know it, but internally it is dark and sombre. While no doubt this is to do with keeping it cool in summer it also derives from the Choate... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are so many beautiful towns and places in the Berkshires that you could see for free. With that said, I would still pay $15 to see Naumkeag. I went for the first time a couple of days ago and my husband had to stop me from visiting again the very next day lol. The grounds are gorgeous and the... More

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Saratoga Springs
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Sister in law and boyfriend were visiting from PA so we were looking for something different. While Naumkeag House is 1.5 hours away by auto it was well worth the journey and would definitely be repeated. The gilded house is a "cottage" so it was not as elaborate as a gilded home. Our guide was informative, knowledgeable, and pleasant if... More

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Princeton Jct, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were told about Naumkeag while at the Rockwell museum and decided to check out the gardens. We toured the house and gardens and were greatly surprised--it was beautiful and the tour was fascinating. It is a beautiful house and the gardens are unique--well worth the price of admission.

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