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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Nice original detail throughout the house.

This is an interesting and educational venue. Good original details pointed out on the tour.This is... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Charles M
A great American writer and a remarkably interesting house.

I have taken discerning houseguests to Arrowhead several times. It never disappoints. Even people... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Fleming R
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Rye Brook, New York
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Closed for the season. Tours will start in May, 2017.
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  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
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+1 413-442-1793
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is an interesting and educational venue. Good original details pointed out on the tour.This is a good place to introduce students and children to literature.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have taken discerning houseguests to Arrowhead several times. It never disappoints. Even people who know little about Melville will be attracted to the history of this unique American writer and the atmosphere of the house.

Thank Fleming R
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our visit to Arrowhead. We had reviewed the website before visiting and had downloaded the app for the audio tour in advance. (Fun fact: the app also shows you other audio tours nearby, and we've used it to...More

1  Thank Carol757
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Arrowhead was definitely worth the visit. This is the house where Melville wrote Moby Dick and also Me and my Chimney, portions of which are written on the chimney inside. The highlight is his room where he wrote the classic, with a beautiful view of...More

Thank everyones-a-critic
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent docent beautify day and walkable grounds. Abundant information on on the man his writings and the times and history of the area

Thank Joan V
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead is a self tour of the house with explanations of the rooms, furnishings and artifacts that surrounded Hermann Melville in his later years. Vignettes describe the amazing life of Melville and his many years at sea. Those experiences prepared him to...More

1  Thank Twister196
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you are in the Berkshires,you should stop by Arrowhead.It was very delightful. The house,barn,and surroundings are well kept. They will give you a self-guiding tour book. Or, I think they might give tours, not sure. You can take photos,if you want. They had a...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not a huge Melville fan, yet recognize his place among the literary greats. Was in the area to visit Edith Wharton's The Mount and couldn't pass this up without stopping in. What would have made this $15 stop pay off was leaving there with a...More

1  Thank mrose414
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Herman Melville is now considered one of America's great writers, Moby Dick being his crowning achievment. However, this wasn;t always the case and a visit to Arrowhead explains his story in interesting detail. The guide's 1 hour narration was thorough and excellent . The house...More

1  Thank mgr1652
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There is a small museum/ gift shop here. You can also, on the hour, take a tour of Herman Melville 's home. It was interesting to see the spot where he wrote the famous novel about Moby- Dick, and hear about some of the things...More

Thank LetterioZ
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Maria P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Gonzology | Reviewed this property |
The view from Arrowhead in the winter is what inspired Moby Dick
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normor
23 April 2017|
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Response from Berkshires_Guy | Property representative |
Hi - Yes, Arrowhead is open seven days a week until mid-October. We look forward to your visit! best, Will Garrison, Executive Director Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead
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