My family and I stopped here before heading to a concert at Tanglewood. It was my second visit, as I'd been over ten years before.
Arrowhead is not a large or a flashy home, but the Berkshire Historical Society has done an excellent job recruiting knowledgeable guides and gathering artifacts related to Melville, the home, and the Berkshires.
I have to commend my guide for his giving back-to-back tours in the heat. He never appeared tired of the subject or anxious to get it all over with. (The house, I should say, was relatively cool despite the extreme heat outside. If it's hot, don't stay away.) No questions stumped him either.
If you love Moby Dick or have only heard of it, I think you'll get a lot out of the house. At the very least, you'll have a greater understanding of Melville's life and, especially, his debts. If you like 18th- or 19th-century New England homes or architecture, you will adore the fireplace and dining room.
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