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 1885 and 1886.Use our Stockbridge tour itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Naumkeag and other attractions in Stockbridge.
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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Difficult to find due to lack of signage and poor cell/GPS reception (the city has refused cell towers), but definitely worth the visit. The house is representative of how affluent people of the...
Difficult to find due to lack of signage and poor cell/GPS reception (the city has refused cell towers), but definitely worth the visit. The house is representative of how affluent people of the... more »
This home is a jewel but even more amazing are the gardens and the story of Mable Choate. Take the guided tour of the gardens and if you are very lucky you will have Julie as your guide. Funny and...
This home is a jewel but even more amazing are the gardens and the story of Mable Choate. Take the guided tour of the gardens and if you are very lucky you will have Julie as your guide. Funny and... more »
Garden tour was very informative. Lots of stories. Wish they did a little more for the tour of house. Gardens were beautiful! Small parking lot need to go slow on road around corners.. might want to recommend a sign around there. Great staff around to ask questions but not much more than question answered. Nice upkeep
We have been to the Berkshires several time but somehow missed this gem. We shared a charcuterie plate while overlooking the grounds before entering and touring the mansion. We also were sure to tour the lovely gardens and terraces that make up this little piece of heaven. Well worth the cost of admission to experience and learn the history of this site. Enjoy your experience!
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