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Naumkeag Review

This Berkshire cottage once owned by New York lawyer Joseph Choate, ambassador to Great Britain during President William McKinley's administration, provides a glimpse into the gracious living of the Gilded Age. The 44-room gabled mansion, designed by Stanford White in 1886, sits atop Prospect Hill. Its many original furnishings and art span three centuries; the collection of Chinese porcelain is also noteworthy. The meticulously kept 8 acres of formal gardens designed by Fletcher Steele are worth the visit.

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  • Address: 5 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262 | Map It
  • Phone: 413/298–3239
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: Memorial Day–Columbus Day, daily 10–5
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  • Location: Stockbridge
Updated: 12-23-2013

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