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Wistariahurst Museum

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Beautiful museum!

This is a beautiful museum. Just walking through the rooms, you can imagine and sense the people... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Little history

Step back into time when this gritty paper town was a place of hard working hard drinking town... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
John P
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
18 Aug 2018
“How is a museum not open on Saturday?”
6 Sep 2017
“Beautiful museum!”
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238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040-3904
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

I saw on Roadtrippers that this location had a Dead Frog Circus, so I thought it'd be a great place to stretch in the midst of a long drive. Despite the link saying it was open on weekends, IT WASN'T OPEN! That being said, since...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a beautiful museum. Just walking through the rooms, you can imagine and sense the people who lived here when it was the Skinner house. The grounds are fabulous too. I felt like I stepped back in time. A tour of the upper floor...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Step back into time when this gritty paper town was a place of hard working hard drinking town paper city the museum is vey cool go to the web site for schuled of events

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John P
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Started tour watching excellent video about Mt. Tom. Docent arrived and told us that we could not finish video due to time restraint. This was her motto through tour. I thought that Museum was about to close, but found that it would be another 3...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The lecture was very interesting, but I went on a very warm day, so unfortunately had to leave, just to warm. Will go back when the weather is cooler.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank lindalF6287OY
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a museum located in a working class neighborhood of Holyoke. It is an old Victorian house that was turned into a museum. There is a lot of history from Victorian era Holyoke. The gift shop is charming. I went to a lecture on...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank EilSat
Reviewed 23 August 2015

A beautiful part of Holyoke's history. Once the home of the Skinner family, owners of the famed Skinner Satin mills. Guided tours are available & occasionally concerts are held on the grounds & in the music room. There are also art exhibits held there.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Get a tour to learn about this Holyoke family's personal and business history, good deeds, home renovations, interior design and architecture, and staff. If you like any of these topics then you'll love this place! Be sure to ask about their domestic employees to get...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older houses. I also loved seeing a bit of the servants' quarters as well and...More

2  Thank JamieKateWrites
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Old historic house. Worth a visit and a tour. Apparently they sometimes have weddings there, which doesn't surprise me as the house and gardens are quite beautiful. Best of all--in the gift shop there's a large diorama of a circus created with taxidermy frogs, mice,...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Margaret M
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