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Address: 238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040-3904
Phone Number: 413-322-5660
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Sat - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The lecture was very interesting, but I went on a very warm day, so unfortunately had to leave, just to warm. Will go back when the weather is cooler.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2016
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South Hadley
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Started tour watching excellent video about Mt. Tom. Docent arrived and told us that we could not finish video due to time restraint. This was her motto through tour. I thought that Museum was about to close, but found that it would be another 3 hours before closure. Docent could not answer questions about artifacts or furniture. She was only... More 

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South Hadley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The lecture was very interesting, but I went on a very warm day, so unfortunately had to leave, just to warm. Will go back when the weather is cooler.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a museum located in a working class neighborhood of Holyoke. It is an old Victorian house that was turned into a museum. There is a lot of history from Victorian era Holyoke. The gift shop is charming. I went to a lecture on volleyball which was invented in Holyoke. The speakers were very knowledgeable.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A beautiful part of Holyoke's history. Once the home of the Skinner family, owners of the famed Skinner Satin mills. Guided tours are available & occasionally concerts are held on the grounds & in the music room. There are also art exhibits held there.

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Wilbraham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Get a tour to learn about this Holyoke family's personal and business history, good deeds, home renovations, interior design and architecture, and staff. If you like any of these topics then you'll love this place! Be sure to ask about their domestic employees to get a sense of what they did and what life was like.

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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older houses. I also loved seeing a bit of the servants' quarters as well and seeing the contrast between the lifestyles. My tour guide, Rita, seemed very passionate about the... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Old historic house. Worth a visit and a tour. Apparently they sometimes have weddings there, which doesn't surprise me as the house and gardens are quite beautiful. Best of all--in the gift shop there's a large diorama of a circus created with taxidermy frogs, mice, and squirrels. Please do NOT miss that.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice house museum with the usual interesting old furnishings, and some nice paintings. What was different was they had a room about the servants, with names and what their jobs were and how long they worked there. The tour guide gave a history of the family and the house. It took about an hour. WARNING There is no air conditioning... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Interesting to see and learn about the family who originally built it. Was beautifully decorated for the Holidays and has a lovely gift shop. Worth stopping by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you are a history buff, like I am, and have particular interest in the gilded age you will enjoy this tour. The guides are knowledgable about the house and the family and are willing to share all the secrets. If you have any interest in textiles then come here to learn about the silk industry. There are some very... More 

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