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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
Phone Number: +1 413-637-3206
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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 6 days ago
Mary D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Alliesmith88
Cheshire, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Mary D
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Boxman43
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
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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.

Thank M C
Milford, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank Joan R
New Jersey
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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.

Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

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 

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.

Thank Mitchell K

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