Street Address
104 Walker St.
Lenox, MA 01240
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2424
Lenox, MA 01240
phone: 413-637-3206
e-mail: info@gildedage.org
web: www.gildedage.org
Hours
Open Daily Year-Round
Monday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Evenings for events - plays, concerts, lectures, private parties, etc.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Mark Monette, Group Tour Coordinator
phone: 413-637-3206

Description

Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-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, we are continuing its restoration, with the first floor completely open to the public along with many of the rooms on the second floor. 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.

We have Les Petite Dames de Mode on exhibit, which highlights women's fashions from 1855-1914. Then we have other exhibits which we bring in from around the country and they are ever changing but reflect life during the late victorian era.

Artifacts Collections

Furnishings from the Gilded Age, and a variety of exhibits that exemplify life & fashion in that period.

Educational Programs

We have tours, group tours, exhibits,teacher workshops, childrens workshops and "camp", plays, lectures, victorian teas, musical events, and a variety of other events throughout the year.

    Facilities

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    Publications

    • Quarterly printed newsletter,
    • weekly e-news
    • website
    • Facebook Page

    Services

    Gift Shop

    We have a gift shop which is geared to the Victorian era and the Gilded Age.

    Private Rentals

    A truly unique setting for your private event – a beautiful Gilded Age mansion built in 1893. Receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties, corporate meetings, Victorian Teas, etc. We’ll work with you in creating an incomparable affair at an affordable rate! We will happy to make any special event a priority please call with a request with your specific needs.

    Group Tours

    We have tours available year round, self guided primarily during the winter months and guided tours in the spring,summer, and early fall. Group Tour pricing is available for groups of 10 or more persons. Please see our website for further details

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours