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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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Gilded age opulence, well if not perfectly restored

In its heyday, Lenox rivalled Newport as The Society Destination, following the Saratoga Racing... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
New York, NY
Cottage with welcoming staff

Toured this with a group and the passion of the docents made this great attraction even better. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
+1 413-637-3206
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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

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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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We always wanted to tour this "cottage" while in Lenox for Tanglewood and finally got the chance. We joined a tour already in progress, so the guide took us aside after the tour and spent another 20 minutes with us, he was extremely knowledgeable.The house...More

Thank lele0820
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The tour guides are so enthusiastic about this cottage and its renovations. It's nice to see people trying to preserve history. If in the area stop by... I would love to attend one of the Tuesday Teas in the future.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

While in Lenox, MA for a Tanglewood concert, we visited Ventfort, a Gilded Age mansion just outside of the downtown. It was the home of J. P. Morgan's sister and shows many charming and beautiful features. After a rough period in its history, the building...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Stunning mansion from the late 19th Century that has been impeccably restored from virtual ruins, given that a previous owner thought it was profitable idea to strip every architectural element and sell it off piecemeal. Many pieces were found and others were copied meticulously at...More

1  Thank MalibuAgoura
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Alice K
5 June 2016|
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