This fantastic Gilded Age mansion was built as a summer home for Sarah Morgan, the sister of financier J.P. Morgan, and is ... More
This fantastic Gilded Age mansion was built as a summer home for Sarah Morgan, the sister of financier J.P. Morgan, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was saved from destruction in 1997 and now houses \"The Museum of the Gilded Age at Ventfort,\" which presents programs about the tremendous social and industrial changes that took place in the Nineteenth Century as the "robber barons" increased their power and wealth and displayed their achievements with buildings and collections that bespeak the shining, ostentatious splendour of the age. The house and grounds were the site for the filming of the 1998 movie \"Cider House Rules." Tours of the home, which is still in the process of being restored, are available.
Well-informed and interesting staff. Fascinating house. Interesting to be able to compare pre- and post-restoration sections of the building. The "dolls" dressed in authentic styles made from antique fabrics were by themselves worth the price of admission. Loved it all!
My family and I went in early October and got to see the manequins dressed in 19th century clothing. The house itself was amazing, as well as the fascinating history! It was beautiful and neatly restored, even though it was still in progress. It was amazing to see the restoration in progress, because you could see everything that was going on and what the house looked like before. It truely was an amazing experiance and I would recommend it to anyone!
The staff was very special, they made me want to join and help fix up the place. The tour guide sits you down in a group and gives a very clear and interesting talk for about 10 minutes. Then the mansion tour begins. If you are lucky and go in October,2007, you will see the wonderful manikins dressed in handmade costumes. There are about 35 of them and they are all 29 inches tall. Each "doll" has a written explanation of the outfit and the occasion and the year she would wear the dress. I bought the book in the giftshop. Please go and support these volunteers. They are wonderful people. You'll like it.
We arrived at Ventfort late on a rainy afternoon and were warmly greeted by enthusiastic staffers. The building is undergoing major renovations but its splendor and spirit shine through. Despite the ravages of time and construction materials afoot, the house drew us in and spoke of its glorious past.
Ventfort Hall is worth a visit and a donation. The hard work of the renovators and curators deserves everyone's support.
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