Historical Attractions

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Lenox

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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St.
Lenox
MA
01240
Tel: 413-637-3206

Where are we going today?

Built in 1893, this spectacular Gilded Age "cottage" is a fascinating insight into American History, and the lives of those who lived it.  You can experience history for yourself through tours, informative lectures, exhibits, fun plays, entertaining concerts, and the "simply most splendid" Victorian Teas and Picnics on the Porch.  Charmed I'm sure!

The property has a fascinating history in itself, being connected to Civil war hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who was brave enough to lead the first African-American regiment in the North.  

For those fashion lovers, there is a stunning exhibit of 61 utterly exquisite Victorian Ladies in costume - "The Little Ladies Of Fashion" - where you will be amazed how much each one is its own work of art!  We're told that it took over 30 years to create - that's dedication!

The Museum of the Gilded Age depicts the great changes that occurred throughout the American way of living, the industry and society during the Nineteenth Century.  A truly captivating time in American history, and one that is worth the whole family immersing themselves in.  

The museum and hall often hold special events, such as lectures and concerts, so keep and eye out for when these occur.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$20 - First and second floors
  • Children $ 7 (ages 5 - 17)
  • Free Under: 4 and under are free
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm / Weekends 10am - 3pm

Open daily all year round

Teachers corner

Ventfort Hall is a fascinating study into American life and American history. They offer significant discounts on admission for students and field trips, and have tailored tours available for students K-12..

Any Top Tips?

Keep an eye out for talks and events that are held regularly at the museum. .

Doing our bit

History awaits at 104 Walker St, Lenox, 01240, a short distance from Lenox town center. Walker St can be found off the 7 and 20 from Pittsfield or Lee. .

Can I get one of those?

There is a great collection of books, games, replica coins, coloring books as well as other gift ideas or souvenirs for you to take home. .

What people are saying?

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    Pete Seeger played music here when he was blacklisted in the 1960s. Ciderhouse Rules, the movie, was filmed here. Wonderful place.

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    The house is great. Restoration is ongoing.
    The tour is deathly boring with the same fact repeated multiple times and sigificant information about the original owner and history skipped. The second floor is an opportunity to pay to have a sales pitch for local designers.

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    Nice mansion. Well restored. A little expensive.

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