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Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

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Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

What a waste of money and time. This place shouldn't even call itself a museum. A group of 9 of us made the mistake of purchasing a dual ticket when we were at the Norman Rockwell Museum (very nice by the way). Ventfor Hall is a collection of garage sale knick knacks that don't even have any relevance to the period. The house is so torn up there isn't much to see and they charge 2 entrance fees. $12 to see the downstairs, $12 to see the upstairs. OUTRAGEOUS.

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1. Re: Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

I am always fascinated by folks who show up for the 1st time to slam a place. How was the rest of your trip? Apparently, you didn't need any advice on what to do from TA (which is quite ok) or were you "lurking" and found what you needed.

While I would generally agree with you, my visit wasn't so upsetting that I had to trash it 3 times in 2 minutes. Also, it is in the process of renovations and raising money for this is not easy in these times.

So, it is not a waste to visit, but depending on what you like, it is always good to know what to expect.


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2. Re: Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

Instead of a posting to the forum, you may wish to write a review in the attraction review section of TA:


Try to be fair about what you liked or didn't like.

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3. Re: Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

I've never even heard of Ventfort Hall and have no idea what it is.

Would you say I should avoid both the upstairs AND the downstairs or is one or the other worth seeing?

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4. Re: Don't go to the Ventfort Hall

I just looked it up and found out that Ventfort Hall Mansion is a historic, Jacobean-style mansion and museum in Lenox. Visitors can tour the furnished mansion and learn about the changes that occurred in American life, industry, and society during the late 19th Century period known as the Gilded Age. So no wonder the writer was disappointed. He was probably expecting articles like in the MFA, arther than a historic mansion.

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