Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker Street
413-637-3206

Ventfort Hall is an imposing Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J. P. Morgan. Designed by the architects Rotch & Tilden, it is located in Lenox, Massachusetts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and declared an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Millennium program of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Ventfort Hall is the home of The Museum of the Gilded Age.

Ventfort Hall was one of the approximately seventy-five so-called “Cottages” built in Lenox in the last century when the village became a popular Gilded Age resort. Located on spacious grounds in the heart of the village, it is partially restored and open to the public. Through lectures, exhibits, theatrical performances and other events, The Museum of the Gilded Age interprets the great changes that occurred in American life, industry, and society during the Nineteenth Century, a fascinating period of American history


Reviews

Anne Gibbons

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Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Very fine performance of Hamilton’s Ladies. We learned a lot today.

Betty Cole

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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Alot of history & as restoration ongoing, it will be lovely again.

Pat Kaufman

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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

In fairness, I believe that this small mansion from the gilded age is still undergoing renovation. nonetheless, it is a dark, rather gloomy structure with some historic interest which the docent does a good job explaining. But it is sparsely furnished, with just a few rooms. And, the main downstairs rooms were filled with tables and chairs for an private evening event. This really killed any ambiance and made it difficult to view the few displays. Even without the public event setup, this was not worth the $18pp fee. But, the grounds are lovely and can be visited for free. The Edith Wharton house, The Mount, is worth every penny of the same entrance fee.

Ruth Fitzpatrick

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Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Neat place to visit

Jennifer Corey

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Although the house is not fully restored it is still a great place to visit. Hope to go back one day when it is done.


Upcoming Events at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

You Can't Toy with Death

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 5:30pm
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Living History Christmas Tea with Mrs. Morgan

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 3:00pm
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Marrionette Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:30pm
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Living History Christmas Tea with Mrs. Morgan

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
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Marrionette Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017 at 3:30pm
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