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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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Taste of the gilded age on a cold winter day

This museum/historic home is undertaking the enormous task of renovation. They are well on their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scarsdale, New York
Fabulous historic home

If you love grand old homes with interesting histories, you will enjoy your visit to Ventfort Hall... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Mary W
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
+1 413-637-3206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum/historic home is undertaking the enormous task of renovation. They are well on their way to making this a first class activity. The pros: open year-round, walking distance from Lenox town center, gorgeous property, interesting history/tour, fun special events, available for private parties. The...More

1  Thank jen10583
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you love grand old homes with interesting histories, you will enjoy your visit to Ventfort Hall. I recommend taking the guided tour to learn many fascinating details about this property. The restoration is still very much a work in progress, but viewing the "before"...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

To see a historic property or mansion in such a posh area as the Berkshires be such a "fixer upper" is sad. The rehabilitation or restoration is going to take gigantic efforts. So $18 for entrance fee for a tour with a volunteer guide from...More

Thank patrician98
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This Gilded Age mansion is in the process of rehabilitation. but it needs a good sponsor to do the needed work. Rooms are nicely furnished with period pieces (not the originals). Informative tours and placards throughout the house. A nice little historical publication is also...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Six hours after taking a tour this morning, I am still upset. As a tour guide at a historic site,I am genuinely interested in homes that were built during the gilded age. But after asking a few questions, I realized that our tour guide, Marsha,...More

2  Thank Madeleine P
VentfortHall, Public Relations Manager at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on your visit here. We apologize for our docent's behavior and would be happy to arrange a tour for you should you visit Lenox again. As you know as a docent yourself, handling questions during a tour can sometimes be...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We loved the tour, and the restoration being done is amazing! I hope they can continue to raise the money needed to finish, it will be spectacular! A wonderful narration about the people and the events that shaped this gem. It was interesting that we...More

1  Thank LeslieS1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Ventfort Hall was the home of Sarah Morgan (sister of J. Pierpont Morgan and wife of George Morgan). In its day, it was splendid. Unfortunately, after multiple owners, it had gone beyond disrepair, approached disintegration and was scheduled for demolition. A dedicated group of people...More

1  Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

They are slowly bringing this grand lady back, and the work done thus far is wonderful. Many of the original materials had been stripped or were severally damaged, but they have done a good job of recreating what was originally there. Come take a look...More

Thank Sheryl B
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

Thank bulldogNYC
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

1  Thank drregina
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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