Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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About Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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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Adults $20 - First and second floors

Children $ 7 (ages 5 - 17)

Free Under 4 and under are free

Last Update 2022

Discount Free for Members (first floor only)

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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum FAQ’s

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.

Any top tips when visiting?

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

Does Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum have a gift shop?

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.

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.