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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 Cottage in Progress

Ventfort is a magnificent building that has fallen on hard times and is now being restored. It's possible to imagine how lovely it once was because of the "bones" of the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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NY, NY
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NY, NY
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ventfort is a magnificent building that has fallen on hard times and is now being restored. It's possible to imagine how lovely it once was because of the "bones" of the original building, plus photos, artifacts from lenders, and a delightful tour guide.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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817 reviews
368 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,498 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ventfort Hall is a very impressive, spacious Jacobean Revival mansion. It was built in 1893 as a summer cottage in The Berkshires for Sarah Morgan, who was J.P. Morgan’s sister who was married to George Morgan, a distant cousin. Like many other mansions of the Gilded Age, it was built on a grand scale for entertaining and putting up family... More 

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Visalia, California
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Ventforth one rainy day and found it beautiful, fascinating, and worth a stop. There is a little gift shop with some interesting books of local history as well.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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581 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventfort is still being restored to its former glory and the guided tour is quite interesting as it tells you the history of the house and what happened during the filming of "Cider House Rules"! The "cottages" of the Berkshires are more livable than the "cottages" of Newport and to me makes them more interesting.

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Ossining, New York
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Kelly, was great. She fascinated us with the history of the house, it's residents and, most importantly, with the restoration of this must-see house. We loved it so much, we returned 2 hours later for the last of their summer lecture series and tea on the porch. We'll return at some future date to see the progress made... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful hidden gem we stumbled upon while visiting Lenox for a performance of Tanglewood. We took a house tour and we were amazed to hear the unique history of the place. Our guide knew everything about the house and was very engaging. I love the stain glass windows, the details and all the features that have been... More 

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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