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“"Call Me Ismael."”

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Herman Melville Memorial Room
Ranked #12 of 25 things to do in Pittsfield
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121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“"Call Me Ismael."”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Melville's writing evolved from intriguing travel adventures to deeply symbolic and thought-provoking literature.

A tour of his home is deeply touching as it reveals his family history and development as a writer.

He is one of America's great authors and a genuine part of our history.

Visit with the whole family to learn more about him!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Springfield, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth seeing once”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Melville's large but dark home. Learn about the very sad story of the author's life. The surrounding mountains look like the hump of a whale -- thus, "Moby Dick." Worth going for the education. However, call before going. Hours change daily, and sometimes hourly with no notice.

Visited July 2012
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115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“I can't believe I looking at Melville's...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

They have everything and after a visit to Arrowhead, Melville's home, and a visit to the Room you have a feeling you know the man. No longer is he "just" the guy who wrote Moby Dick. he becomes very real. You see personal items and family items. History buff won't want to leave and the kind of interested hooked. The staff is great.

Visited December 2011
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