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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Lovely House, Lacking in Presentation

Not a huge Melville fan, yet recognize his place among the literary greats. Was in the area to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
Herman Melville: the inside story

Herman Melville is now considered one of America's great writers, Moby Dick being his crowning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Windsor
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Closed for the season. Tours will start in May, 2017.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge Melville fan, yet recognize his place among the literary greats. Was in the area to visit Edith Wharton's The Mount and couldn't pass this up without stopping in. What would have made this $15 stop pay off was leaving there with a...More

Thank mrose414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herman Melville is now considered one of America's great writers, Moby Dick being his crowning achievment. However, this wasn;t always the case and a visit to Arrowhead explains his story in interesting detail. The guide's 1 hour narration was thorough and excellent . The house...More

Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small museum/ gift shop here. You can also, on the hour, take a tour of Herman Melville 's home. It was interesting to see the spot where he wrote the famous novel about Moby- Dick, and hear about some of the things...More

Thank LetterioZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not read much of Herman Melville's work, but going on this tour motivated me to read more. Fascinating.

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Go see this lovely farm house caught in time. A college student provided a good hour tour of the house and history of Melville and his family with details and some of her personal impressions. The view of the inspirational "Moby Dick" mountains from the...More

1  Thank Laura7Clearwater
Reviewed 12 July 2017

As a local, I drive by this house several times a month. I've visited this museum several times. It's a nice little museum if you're a huge fan of Melville...the rooms are decorated with period furniture, and you can get a sense of his inspiration...More

2  Thank drdopeymd
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I am a fan of Moby Dick so was really looking forward to visiting Arrowhead. The house and grounds are really nice. The tour was very informative. Great place to visit!

1  Thank teec159
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Arrowhead was Herman Melville's home when he wrote Moby Dick. The guided tour gives you a real sense of Melville's life and family, his writing habits, and the surrounding area. The views from the house are spectacular as well.

Thank 31mbel
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The tour is great and the house interesting. The tour isn't super long but i felt it was worth it to see at least once. Because our family loves literature and history, it was a great afternoon stop for us. If you can get passes...More

1  Thank greenehouse2003
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This home is rich in history and seeks to preserve Melvilles's place in they time. The tour was extremely well done, with lots of interesting information about Melville:

Thank Nan D
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Maria P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Gonzology | Reviewed this property |
The view from Arrowhead in the winter is what inspired Moby Dick
23 April 2017|
Response from Berkshires_Guy | Property representative |
Hi - Yes, Arrowhead is open seven days a week until mid-October. We look forward to your visit! best, Will Garrison, Executive Director Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead

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