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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
Phone Number: +1 413-637-3206
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Relive the Gilded Age in VentFort

What a joy to know this lovely home has been preserved as a museum and is continuing to be restored. The building is so unique and has such great detail and woodwork. The tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Mary R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a joy to know this lovely home has been preserved as a museum and is continuing to be restored. The building is so unique and has such great detail and woodwork. The tour truly takes visitors back in time and helps us to recall the extravagance and elegance of the nineteenth century. Don't miss the owner's motto on the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Ventfort has an interesting history, being a " cottage" from the gilded age. Our tour guide was superb, being full of enthusiasm and interesting knowledge. It was fascinating to both admire the architecture and hear the background Morgan family history. The restoration details were also interesting. Strongly recommend.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Got there just as last tour of the day was starting. Clear explanation of the home, its history, etc. Guide very good, although it was hard to get him to stop talking long enough for us to ask questions

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Sebastian, Florida
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407 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The history of this home was very interesting. Especially the story of the community joining together to save this mansion and the ongoing effort to return it to its original splendor. The craftsmen working on home are real artists as you see the restoration of the woodwork and ceilings. Well worth the admission fee.

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NY, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 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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