Ventfort Hall is a 28,000 square foot mansion constructed in 1893 in Lenox, Massachusetts. By the 1980's, the building had fallen on hard times and was slated for demolition. It is currently being restored by a non-profit and is open to the public as a historic house museum.
The exterior is brick with brownstone trim, and the interior features elaborate plaster ceilings, stone fireplaces and intricately carved woodwork, as well as some beautiful stained glass windows.
The Library, Dining Room, Great Hall and Billiard Room are restored, and more restoration is ongoing. The museum is a great location for an opulent Gilded Age drama or other period piece.
See our website - www.GildedAge.org - for pictures and more information about the museum.
Ventfort Hall is open daily year-round, so dates will need to be arranged well ahead of time.
Enormous carved limestone fireplace and other interesting fireplaces
Original stained glass
Large sloping lawn
Remnants of a historic garden, including a ginko tree and other specimens
Servants' passages and separate servants' staircase
Plaster ceilings with different motifs in each room
None of the furniture is original so most everything can be moved or rearranged, as long as it is put back afterwards!