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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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I stumbled onto this museum by chance and was glad I did. It’s a beautiful structure and the tour... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Lumberton, New Jersey
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A Restoration In Progress

We were able to take a guided tour of Ventfort Hall. Having visited a number of Berkshire... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled onto this museum by chance and was glad I did. It’s a beautiful structure and the tour guide was excellent. Well worth an hour of your time to visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shasta59
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Had a very nice tour of this historic home.The workers and volunteers are very committed to its restoration and it showed throughout our visit. The home is still under renovation but there is still a lot to see and experience. What renovations already completed are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed November 9, 2018

all four of us really liked this home. it was not completely restored, but great majority was. the tour was very interesting and the people giving the story and tour were very knowledgable. we really like it and was well worth the money. strongly recommended...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronk699
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We were able to take a guided tour of Ventfort Hall. Having visited a number of Berkshire “cottages,” we found it interesting to learn about this house’s history, near-demolition, and rescue/restoration. It’s an impressive effort. My disappointment with the tour: it didn’t address the house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DCtravler244
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We had a catered dinner at Ventfort Hall. No tour was offered and the home looked like it needed a great detail of work. Just refinishing the main floor would be a huge improvement to the place. The building was cold and uninviting, but the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arnold S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very nice tour by the ladies there. Parts of the house are still under restoration and they need you to come here and be part of it. The work is well under way with a lot of the rooms done. Representation of the excesses of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Ventfort Hall is a mansion in progress. The restoration is in progress but what is completed is historically accurate. The staff loves the home as if it were their own. Our guide has been there since the restoration began and her stories are precious. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Judi H
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Ventfort Hall is a hidden gem in the Berkshires. As other reviewers have said the house is indeed a work in progress and it may not be as polished as other nearby homes of this era (The Mount for example) but I think this gives...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DH1025
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The history of Ventfort is fascinating, especially set in the backdrop of American history, post Gilded Age. The mansion was saved from the wrecking ball thanks to the movie Cider House Rules, and is being lovingly restored. The docents are very knowledgeable and wandering through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nand150
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

A Gilded Age cottage that has been badly treated by subsequent owners, developers and music students who boarded here, nonetheless it is worthy of seeing as a “before” picture and as a patron of the “after” restoration. The original furniture was auctioned off when the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Alice K
June 5, 2016|
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