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Stockbridge House/Mansion/Villa

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

413-298–8138

www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/naumkeag.html

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15, Late May–mid-Oct., daily 10–5; mid-Oct.–early Dec., weekends 10–4 (call or check website to confirm late-fall hrs), $20, Closed Oct.–May

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