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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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+1 413-637-3206
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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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Guilded Age Home

Interesting view into life during the guilded age. Docent was great. He knew so much history of the area. Most of the house has been restored but does not include any original... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2016
Joan C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a very interesting estate. The tour was very well done and informative. Tour guides were knowledgeable and very pleasant. A hidden gem.

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Waltham
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited the mansion late in the day and though there were two us, the docent was informative and spent time with us answering questions about the history of the mansion and the various owners. It is a must see for those interested in history and the gilded age era with its opulence of the times.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Interesting view into life during the guilded age. Docent was great. He knew so much history of the area. Most of the house has been restored but does not include any original furnishings.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I took the tour with a friend and we were so impressed with the beauty of the estate we are planning the prom for the class that we are advisors for at the Lenox High School.

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Thank Carol D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you are a rehab addict like I am or an architect fiend, you will find this tour fascinating. Poor old house has gone through many hands and years of neglect, but has been saved by the good women of Lenox. Restored rooms have been brought to their original glory with love and care, but found furniture, not necessarily original... More 

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1 Thank Harradexperience
New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Im am a big fan of historic houses, the tour guide was very knowledgable and cute. This place was beautiful without being fake, it was restored modestly.

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Thank Andrea S
Cranbury, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The family history told by our two guides was so interesting. The house is very beautiful but only half of the place has been restored so far. It is interesting to see the differences in the renovations to date.

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new haven, ct
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a very nice excursion for a morning or afternoon. Unlike the huge Newport "cottages", this one is easy to digest in a short time. It's particularly amazing when you see the disrepair the place was in only a couple of decades ago. It's just as educational to see the reconstruction work as it is to see the original... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

You will recognize this impressive and historic mansion and museum as the set for the film Cider House Rules , based on the novel by John Irving. Years of rebuilding, refurnishing and restoration have made this attraction in Lenox Ma. very special.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was great and knew the answer to all our questions. The house has been lovingly restored after almost having been demolished. The attention to detail was amazing. I hope they raise the money they need to get everything back to the way it was in 1890.

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