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  • 5 Prospect Hill Rd. Map It
  • Stockbridge
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Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The Berkshire cottage of Joseph Choate (1832–1917), an influential New York City lawyer and the ambassador to Great Britain during President William McKinley's administration, provides a glimpse into the Gilded Age lifestyle. The 44-room gabled mansion, designed by Stanford White and completed in 1887, sits atop Prospect Hill. Its many original furnishings and artworks span three centuries; the collection of Chinese porcelain is particularly noteworthy. The meticulously kept 8 acres of formal gardens, a three-decade project of Choate's daughter, Mabel, and landscape designer Fletcher Steele, alone make this site worth a visit.

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5 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 01262, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Closed Oct.–May

Published 08/20/2030


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