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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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Mansion Tour -not Newport

If you thought you had to go to Newport to tour the mansions-think again. The rich and famous also liked to visit the Berkshires.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bernadette S
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you thought you had to go to Newport to tour the mansions-think again. The rich and famous also liked to visit the Berkshires.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Renovation on the interior is still undergoing renovation, but nevertheless it is a beautiful building set on lovely grounds. Many of their windows are of stained glass giving a somewhat gloomy mood to the interior.

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Northampton, UK
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high hopes of the museum but it was so disappointing. It is clear that it is run on a shoestring and the owners are trying to bring in events such as weddings to try to raise funds. It's ok that none of the exhibits are original to the house and the guides do their best, but there is... More 

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very interesting tour of a gorgeous gilded age "cottage". The restoration is a work in progress by a group of very dedicated people who thankfully saved this beautiful landmark from demolition.

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Nesconset, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had a delightful guide named Marsha who sat with us and gave use the history of the home and its many transformations before it was bought by a developer and was slated to be torn down. It was totally stripped of everything and taken down to the studs. So sad but it is being lovingly repaired. The movie "Cider... More 

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The docent we had was terrific, Very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. House is definitely a work in progress but a great example of the period and changes in Lenox. We had tea in the dining room which was pleasant. The cucumber sandwich was the best!

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Tampa, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

In fairness, I believe that this small mansion from the gilded age is still undergoing renovation. nonetheless, it is a dark, rather gloomy structure with some historic interest which the docent does a good job explaining. But it is sparsely furnished, with just a few rooms. And, the main downstairs rooms were filled with tables and chairs for an private... More 

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VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn you were disappointed in your visit. We do sometimes have to set up for private events during times we are open to the public as the alternative would be to close the house early. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Queens, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I spent barely 45 minutes there. The building is in bad shape, dark and dusty, and the tour is only part of the first floor and a small portion of the second. The building indeed looks fragile. I thought the $18 per person fee was steep. Not at all what I expected after seeing the mansions in Newport and The... More 

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VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. I am not sure after reading your review that you received a full tour as the entire first floor is open with the exception of two very small rooms we use for our offices and only four rooms in the east wing are not yet restored on our second... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Enjoyed this very much! I recommend it too. Beautiful just wish there was even more to see of this great mansion. I had a ghostly experience. I could clearly smell a rich high quality cigar on the veranda. The porch. I was certain there had to be a man standing out there smoking it was very strong. There was NO... More 

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Connecticut
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The history of this property and the gilded age are worth an hour or two of your time. The building is still undergoing restoration and the process of restoring only added to the interest. I'm glad it is being preserved because it's a treasure trove of history and craftsmanship. Lindsey, our guide, is brilliant. She's very informative and has a... More 

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