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Giving life to the Past

The restoration is in progress. The old way of life has suffered from the lack of attention to a... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
510dele
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Georgetown, Texas
Love, looking forward to its finish

I love some aspects of the Gilded Age so I talked my husband into going to see this home. We... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Westchester NY T
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Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I recently visited Ventfort Hall and couldn’t believe we hadn’t been here before! We joined a tour led by docent Meg Williamson, who was just fantastic. Meg is a gifted storyteller who brought the home to life as we explored various rooms....More

1  Thank AmyTravel001
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The late 1800's was a time when many wealthy people built grand mansions in the Berkshires. There are many in the area. Ventfort was one owned by the sister of J.P. Morgan. Unfortunately the house did not stay in the family, so its present condition...More

3  Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Found this beautiful place and decided to stop in...what a great decision. The mansion is absolutely beautiful as well as the gardens. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank Sheryl F
Reviewed 26 June 2018

If you are expecting a pristine Gilded Age mansion, this is not for you. This is an example of the hard times a beautiful mansion can go through and what needs to be done to bring it back to its former glory. The docents are...More

Thank AGirlsGottaEat02474
Reviewed 19 June 2018

What we liked most about Ventfort Hall is the very fact that it is a work in progress and -- as such -- an opportunity to understand the incredible challenges facing organizations that undertake a true historical restoration project. Your visit starts with a short...More

Thank threeonrtheroad
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Ventfort Hall is a work in progress, but the work done so far gives a good impression of what life must have been like when robber barons ruled the roost. The house was originally built by J.P. Morgan's younger sister who spared no expense in...More

Thank DEngelJ
Reviewed 11 June 2018

You don't need to spend much time here. Parts of it are still closed for repairs. But boy the history that is there. Can't wait until they have repaired and opened more of it.

Thank Danuta K
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The restoration is in progress. The old way of life has suffered from the lack of attention to a grand old building, but hope and hard work are bringing it back to life. The docents are knowledgeable and good presenters. One is provided ample opportunity...More

2  Thank 510dele
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I love some aspects of the Gilded Age so I talked my husband into going to see this home. We arrived a little after a tour had already started and being that the March winds were blowing outside we decided to stay and wait for...More

3  Thank Westchester NY T
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The mansion itself is a piece of history. This is a long, slow and ongoing project to restore the details of the house, and the work is far from over. Our guide, Nancy, is a lot of fun and knowledge, so is Patrick, who is...More

2  Thank Griffin Y
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Alice K
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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
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