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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
+1 413-637-3206
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Giving life to the Past

The restoration is in progress. The old way of life has suffered from the lack of attention to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
510dele
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Georgetown, Texas
Love, looking forward to its finish

I love some aspects of the Gilded Age so I talked my husband into going to see this home. We... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Westchester NY T
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Westchester County, New York
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104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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"period pieces"
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"labor of love"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restoration is in progress. The old way of life has suffered from the lack of attention to a grand old building, but hope and hard work are bringing it back to life. The docents are knowledgeable and good presenters. One is provided ample opportunity...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I love some aspects of the Gilded Age so I talked my husband into going to see this home. We arrived a little after a tour had already started and being that the March winds were blowing outside we decided to stay and wait for...More

1  Thank Westchester NY T
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The mansion itself is a piece of history. This is a long, slow and ongoing project to restore the details of the house, and the work is far from over. Our guide, Nancy, is a lot of fun and knowledge, so is Patrick, who is...More

2  Thank Griffin Y
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We attended a Mystery Dinner and had an opportunity to look around the mansion and museum while we were there. It was a fun evening and it would be fun to go back and spend more time when back in the area. It is definitely...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Having visited the Guilded Age mansions in Newport, Long Island, New Hyde Park, etc. I was expecting the same with Ventfort Hall but I was disappointed. The mansion is undergoing renovation, and several, if not most, of the furniture is gone. To hear about the...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This house museum rather grandly titles itself the “Gilded Age Museum” and perhaps someday it may live up to that claim, but I am sure that I will not live long enough to see that happen. Most of the house is in a state of...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are from western MA and had never been here. Reminds me of Cranwell and Naumkeag but really interesting to see how they do these restorations and the guides are so passionate it makes you hope they get the needed funding to...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Ventfort Hall is an amazing place to visit. The refurbished and restored parts of the mansion are incredible, but also fascinating is the view on the second floor into the dilapidated part of the mansion, where you can see the damage to the house prior...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The house and its history were very interesting but the tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable! Definitely worth the time when visiting the area.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

This museum/historic home is undertaking the enormous task of renovation. They are well on their way to making this a first class activity. The pros: open year-round, walking distance from Lenox town center, gorgeous property, interesting history/tour, fun special events, available for private parties. The...More

1  Thank jen10583
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Alice K
June 5, 2016|
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Response from VentfortHall | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for reaching out to us. On June 14th we have a tea & talk at 4 pm given by Frederikke Borge, Victor Borge's daughter. It is titled "My Father Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian." We have a sound system... More
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