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Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead


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780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

(??.? miles from you)

780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States


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Why You Should Go...

In 1850, Melville moved his family from New York City to Pittsfield, MA, seeking a reprieve from city life and a quiet place to write. He purchased an 18th-century farmhouse that he named Arrowhead, and there he compl

Melville spent his most productive years at Arrowhead, writing PierreThe Confidence ManBenito Cereno, and numerous short fiction works.

Melville lived, farmed, and wrote at Arrowhead for 13 years, developing many close literacy friendships with other Berkshire authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Today, Arrowhead is a house museum and National Historic Landmark dedicated to telling Melville’s story, owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society.

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Why You Should Go...

In 1850, Melville moved his family from New York City to Pittsfield, MA, seeking a reprieve from city life and a quiet place to write. He purchased an 18th-century farmhouse that he named Arrowhead, and there he completed his most famous novel, Moby-Dick.

Melville spent his most productive years at Arrowhead, writing PierreThe Confidence ManBenito Cereno, and numerous short fiction works.

Melville lived, farmed, and wrote at Arrowhead for 13 years, developing many close literacy friendships with other Berkshire authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Today, Arrowhead is a house museum and National Historic Landmark dedicated to telling Melville’s story, owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September, October

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Open May through October, Thursday through Monday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Tours hourly from 10-3. Tours are available off-season by appointment.

Arrowhead is located at 780 Holmes Road in Pittsfield. From the Massachusetts Turnpike(I-90), take Exit 2 (Lee). Follow Route 20 West for 8.5 miles; it will merge with Route 7 North. Turn right onto Holmes Road at the traffic light. Arrowhead is 1.5 miles ahead on the left.

Cost for adults is $16, $14 for seniors, $10 for students (ages 13-18), and free for children under age 12. 

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Why You Should Go...

In 1850, Melville moved his family from New York City to Pittsfield, MA, seeking a reprieve from city life and a quiet place to write. He purchased an 18th-century farmhouse that he named Arrowhead, and there he completed his most famous novel, Moby-Dick.

Melville spent his most productive years at Arrowhead, writing PierreThe Confidence ManBenito Cereno, and numerous short fiction works.

Melville lived, farmed, and wrote at Arrowhead for 13 years, developing many close literacy friendships with other Berkshire authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Today, Arrowhead is a house museum and National Historic Landmark dedicated to telling Melville’s story, owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September, October

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Open May through October, Thursday through Monday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Tours hourly from 10-3. Tours are available off-season by appointment.

Arrowhead is located at 780 Holmes Road in Pittsfield. From the Massachusetts Turnpike(I-90), take Exit 2 (Lee). Follow Route 20 West for 8.5 miles; it will merge with Route 7 North. Turn right onto Holmes Road at the traffic light. Arrowhead is 1.5 miles ahead on the left.

Cost for adults is $16, $14 for seniors, $10 for students (ages 13-18), and free for children under age 12. 

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