Lenox's Ventfort Hall
Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Mass., was the 1893 home of George and Sarah Morgan, and now houses the Museum of the Gilded Age, a period in American history generally covering the second half of the 19th century. It was a time when rich and prominent American families, such as the Morgans, the Duponts and the Vanderbilts, to name a few, began looking for summer homes away from the major population centers of New York City and Boston. Posted on July 29, 2012.
Ventfort Hall, former home of Sarah and George Morgan, was built in 1893 and saved from demolition by the Ventfort Hall Association in 1997. It is now home to the Museum of the Gilded Age.
Visitors to Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Mass., often relax and take in the view from the 1893 mansion’s front porch.
Amanda Gulick, a member of the staff at Ventfort Hall, stands on the first floor landing of the 19th century building’s elaborate staircase.
Ventfort Hall’s dining room is among the many attractions at the Museum of the Gilded Age.
George Morgan sits on the front steps of Ventfort Hall with one of his grandchildren and the family dog in this historic photo taken sometime between 1893 and 1900.