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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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Terrible tour guide

Six hours after taking a tour this morning, I am still upset. As a tour guide at a historic site,I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madeleine P
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Pleasantville, New York
via mobile
Beautiful History..

We loved the tour, and the restoration being done is amazing! I hope they can continue to raise the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LeslieS1
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Dublin, New Hampshire
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“gilded age” (45 reviews)
“second floor” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Six hours after taking a tour this morning, I am still upset. As a tour guide at a historic site,I am genuinely interested in homes that were built during the gilded age. But after asking a few questions, I realized that our tour guide, Marsha,...More

1  Thank Madeleine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the tour, and the restoration being done is amazing! I hope they can continue to raise the money needed to finish, it will be spectacular! A wonderful narration about the people and the events that shaped this gem. It was interesting that we...More

Thank LeslieS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ventfort Hall was the home of Sarah Morgan (sister of J. Pierpont Morgan and wife of George Morgan). In its day, it was splendid. Unfortunately, after multiple owners, it had gone beyond disrepair, approached disintegration and was scheduled for demolition. A dedicated group of people...More

Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are slowly bringing this grand lady back, and the work done thus far is wonderful. Many of the original materials had been stripped or were severally damaged, but they have done a good job of recreating what was originally there. Come take a look...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

In its heyday, Lenox rivalled Newport as The Society Destination, following the Saratoga Racing Season. Swells from New York and Boston built lavish mansions for the two-month season of September and October. (Think peak leaf color.) Ventfort is one of the greats among these palaces,...More

Thank bulldogNYC
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Toured this with a group and the passion of the docents made this great attraction even better. Our young docent was sweet and knowledgeable-a real delight! You are encouraged to sit on their furniture which was a novelty in an old mansion. They are candid...More

Thank drregina
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a building just coming back from the edge of distinction. Enough has been done on the first and second floor to see what the glory days might have looked like. You are able tomorrow tour on your own. However, I strongly recommend a...More

Thank Bos2traveler
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Ventfort Hall is one of 75 "summer cottages" that was built in Lenox, Massachusetts, by wealthy families looking to spend their fortunes and time in pleasurable pursuits during the "gilded age." Originally built in 1893 by George and Sarah Morgan (the sister of J. P....More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 20 July 2017

When we found this Mansion we were kind of "housed out'. But we stopped to walk around this huge brick structure and couldn't resist going in to the lobby. A docent was there and we asked if we could just go in the gift shop....More

1  Thank Laura7Clearwater
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Because this home was stripped of everything, including moulding and woodwork, they have made attempts to replace basic things. The tour was very short. Compared to the Mount, I thought the price was high, with so much more to see at the Mount.

Thank Nancy B
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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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