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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
Phone Number: +1 413-637-3206
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A work in progress

This is an amazing property, and it is so wonderful that they are doing their utmost to preserve and revitalize a truly unique mansion. The tour guide, Richard, was incredibly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mary D
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

JP Morgan's sister built this "cottage" after the Civil War, a time when many famous and infamous people arrived and settled in the Berkshires. Give yourself a treat and see it Oh, there may be other exhibits on the premises, as well.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing property, and it is so wonderful that they are doing their utmost to preserve and revitalize a truly unique mansion. The tour guide, Richard, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Once they get funding, they are going to work on the basement, which has a bowling alley. That will be a great edition to the tour. One... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love American History this is a grand example of America's wealth in the Gilded Age. You must keep in mind this was a "Summer Cottage" The cottage is being restored but is still worth the time for a tour. Take the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the cottage and the history of the families and... More 

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Thank Boxman43
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of this gilded age mansion currently under re-construction. They have come a long way and still have a ways to go, but knowing that this place was rescued after almost being demolished is very gratifying.

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Thank M C
Milford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the guided tour. They happen on the hour. Amazing restoration, interesting family history. There is still some Restoration needed on the second floor. Can't wait to go back and see it. The Hollywood connections were a surprise.

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Thank Joan R
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

make time to stop here when you're in the neighborhood. I had never heard of this place and was so happily surprised when I arrived. the staff is unbelievable: very friendly and very passionate about showing off Ventfort. added bonus is that they show off a lot of the rooms. who doesn't love that.

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Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We undertook a tour during our visit, hoping to see another side of the Gilded Age that we saw in Newport, RI. The hall is however still needing a lot of work so it is important to look beyond that. I wish them well but if you can just visit one location, possibly another site would be better.

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Thank graemerk
Paris, France
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came a little bit randomly but we are very happy to have found it! Incredible house to visit, the guided tour and the guide were very interesting, as much about the history of the cottage than about the renovation that still goes on. You could feel how much the guide love the place and its history. Great visit, not... More 

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Thank Camille N
Monroe Township, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thorough and interesting tour -- much improved from several years ago. Terrific guide. Much more work needs to be done on the house, so the tour will likely be even better in the future.

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Thank Mitchell K
Boston
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide (who clearly is very passionate about this historical building) gave us a very entertaining tour of this lovely home, including recounting stories about its colorful former inhabitants and the large amount of work that has been put into restoring it.

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