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Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Excellent docent beautify day and walkable grounds. Abundant information on on the man his writings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joan V
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Interesting and Informative

Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead is a self tour of the house with explanations of the rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Closed for the season. Tours will start in May, 2017.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7152
+1 413-442-1793
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent docent beautify day and walkable grounds. Abundant information on on the man his writings and the times and history of the area

Thank Joan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead is a self tour of the house with explanations of the rooms, furnishings and artifacts that surrounded Hermann Melville in his later years. Vignettes describe the amazing life of Melville and his many years at sea. Those experiences prepared him to...More

1  Thank Twister196
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the Berkshires,you should stop by Arrowhead.It was very delightful. The house,barn,and surroundings are well kept. They will give you a self-guiding tour book. Or, I think they might give tours, not sure. You can take photos,if you want. They had a...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not a huge Melville fan, yet recognize his place among the literary greats. Was in the area to visit Edith Wharton's The Mount and couldn't pass this up without stopping in. What would have made this $15 stop pay off was leaving there with a...More

1  Thank mrose414
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Herman Melville is now considered one of America's great writers, Moby Dick being his crowning achievment. However, this wasn;t always the case and a visit to Arrowhead explains his story in interesting detail. The guide's 1 hour narration was thorough and excellent . The house...More

1  Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

There is a small museum/ gift shop here. You can also, on the hour, take a tour of Herman Melville 's home. It was interesting to see the spot where he wrote the famous novel about Moby- Dick, and hear about some of the things...More

Thank LetterioZ
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have not read much of Herman Melville's work, but going on this tour motivated me to read more. Fascinating.

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Go see this lovely farm house caught in time. A college student provided a good hour tour of the house and history of Melville and his family with details and some of her personal impressions. The view of the inspirational "Moby Dick" mountains from the...More

1  Thank Laura7Clearwater
Reviewed 12 July 2017

As a local, I drive by this house several times a month. I've visited this museum several times. It's a nice little museum if you're a huge fan of Melville...the rooms are decorated with period furniture, and you can get a sense of his inspiration...More

3  Thank drdopeymd
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I am a fan of Moby Dick so was really looking forward to visiting Arrowhead. The house and grounds are really nice. The tour was very informative. Great place to visit!

1  Thank teec159
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Maria P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Gonzology | Reviewed this property |
The view from Arrowhead in the winter is what inspired Moby Dick
23 April 2017|
Response from Berkshires_Guy | Property representative |
Hi - Yes, Arrowhead is open seven days a week until mid-October. We look forward to your visit! best, Will Garrison, Executive Director Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead