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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
+1 413-637-3206
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Great tour

We always wanted to tour this "cottage" while in Lenox for Tanglewood and finally got the chance... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
lele0820
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Chester, New Jersey
Wonderful tour

The tour guides are so enthusiastic about this cottage and its renovations. It's nice to see people... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Jen B
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Bethel, Connecticut
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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+1 413-637-3206
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We always wanted to tour this "cottage" while in Lenox for Tanglewood and finally got the chance. We joined a tour already in progress, so the guide took us aside after the tour and spent another 20 minutes with us, he was extremely knowledgeable.The house...More

Thank lele0820
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The tour guides are so enthusiastic about this cottage and its renovations. It's nice to see people trying to preserve history. If in the area stop by... I would love to attend one of the Tuesday Teas in the future.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

While in Lenox, MA for a Tanglewood concert, we visited Ventfort, a Gilded Age mansion just outside of the downtown. It was the home of J. P. Morgan's sister and shows many charming and beautiful features. After a rough period in its history, the building...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Stunning mansion from the late 19th Century that has been impeccably restored from virtual ruins, given that a previous owner thought it was profitable idea to strip every architectural element and sell it off piecemeal. Many pieces were found and others were copied meticulously at...More

1  Thank MalibuAgoura
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Good tour by a passionate volunteer. The house needs a lot more work, which they are very quick to point out. Neat to see how the mansion looked when they first took it over. No actual furniture from the original house was too bad. Not...More

Thank greidane
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Ventfort Hall was the summer estate of Sarah Morgan (sister of JP Morgan) and her husband. The estate was standing empty for many years which took its toll on this marvelous estate. The restoration is an ongoing project but the Ventfort Historical Society is doing...More

Thank YourTravelingMan61
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Much has been restored, but there is much more to do yet. It was interesting to learn this was built around the same time as the better known Newport RI mansions were also going up. It is impressive for what they were able to build...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The house is a shell of it's former self. It's being worked on to every ones best ability. This once grand home still needs a lot of work and attention. It was interesting to see what was in this house and it's sad story of...More

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Well, our experience here was not quite a memorable one for the tour, it really was for the cost. We stopped in here after our recent plans to go to The Mount were dashed, due to them not being open for another week, so we...More

Thank bigcat2010
VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Ventfort Hall. I am sorry you were disappointed in what you experienced for your money. Our admission cost is in keeping with other venues in the area, some with extensive grounds and some without, and is necessary...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

As soon as you arrive in Ventfort Hall Mansion and Guilded Age Museum, you are truly captivated by the extraordinary architecture and luminous history behind this impressive and historic mansion. A tour of this site is highly suggested when in the Berkshires, as it is...More

Thank MelYoken
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Alice K
5 June 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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