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Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040-3904
+1 413-322-5660
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Little history

Step back into time when this gritty paper town was a place of hard working hard drinking town... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
John P
,
Holyoke, Massachusetts
via mobile
Docent lacked knowledge.

Started tour watching excellent video about Mt. Tom. Docent arrived and told us that we could not... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Maureen M
,
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040-3904
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Step back into time when this gritty paper town was a place of hard working hard drinking town paper city the museum is vey cool go to the web site for schuled of events

Thank John P
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Started tour watching excellent video about Mt. Tom. Docent arrived and told us that we could not finish video due to time restraint. This was her motto through tour. I thought that Museum was about to close, but found that it would be another 3...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The lecture was very interesting, but I went on a very warm day, so unfortunately had to leave, just to warm. Will go back when the weather is cooler.

Thank lindalF6287OY
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a museum located in a working class neighborhood of Holyoke. It is an old Victorian house that was turned into a museum. There is a lot of history from Victorian era Holyoke. The gift shop is charming. I went to a lecture on...More

Thank EilSat
Reviewed 24 August 2015

A beautiful part of Holyoke's history. Once the home of the Skinner family, owners of the famed Skinner Satin mills. Guided tours are available & occasionally concerts are held on the grounds & in the music room. There are also art exhibits held there.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Get a tour to learn about this Holyoke family's personal and business history, good deeds, home renovations, interior design and architecture, and staff. If you like any of these topics then you'll love this place! Be sure to ask about their domestic employees to get...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

I loved my visit to Wistariahurst! The entire house was gorgeous and I loved learning about the Skinner family and also about their staff, which is a rarity while touring older houses. I also loved seeing a bit of the servants' quarters as well and...More

1  Thank JamieKateWrites
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Old historic house. Worth a visit and a tour. Apparently they sometimes have weddings there, which doesn't surprise me as the house and gardens are quite beautiful. Best of all--in the gift shop there's a large diorama of a circus created with taxidermy frogs, mice,...More

1  Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Nice house museum with the usual interesting old furnishings, and some nice paintings. What was different was they had a room about the servants, with names and what their jobs were and how long they worked there. The tour guide gave a history of the...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Interesting to see and learn about the family who originally built it. Was beautifully decorated for the Holidays and has a lovely gift shop. Worth stopping by

Thank Patsy35_10
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