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Naumkeag, Stockbridge

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Naumkeag is the former country estate of noted New York City lawyer Joseph Hodges Choate and Caroline Dutcher Sterling Choate, located at 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The estate's centerpiece is a 44-room, Shingle Style country house designed principally by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White, and constructed in 1886 and 1887.

The estate is noted for its large gardens, which were designed in the mid-20th century by noted landscape designer Fletcher Steele in conjunction with Mabel Choate. A National Historic Landmark District, Naumkeag is now owned by The Trustees of Reservations, who operate it as a nonprofit museum.

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  • Lovely gardens and beautiful home. Limited views of the house due to covid-19 restrictions. But worth a visit. Staff was very helpful and very courteous. Not a place for children.  more »
  • The gardens are lovely and the views are spectacular, however, the house tour at the time of my visit with my cousin was only limited to the first floor and for the price of the ticket, I could not...  more »
  • I've been here twice now, and recently upgraded to a membership of the Trustees, which allows for free access for my family of up to 4 for a year. The grounds here are gorgeous. Lots of different scenery and they've had an event of some kind every time I've gone. I had my engagement photos taken here because of how diverse and gorgeous the grounds are. The house is also interesting. 1 star off because it is convoluted to pay. You have to park and then walk through the grounds to get to the payment/gift shop area. Staff is very friendly and helpful in finding the way if you see someone, but perhaps signs or an easier location. The greenhouse was much easier to locate. It's also $20 for an adult admission, which is why I got the membership because it isn't much more at that point.
  • We are fairly new to the area and have read wonderful articles concerning Naumkeag. Today was our first visit. The grounds are magnificent. Trees, shrubs and flowers are home to birds and butterflies. The view! Breathtaking. Your the first floor of the cottage or sign up for a guided tour that includes the upper floors. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions. A beautiful building and fabulous grounds. We will return soon as there is much to savor. Make plans to visit- you will be thrilled.

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