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This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the …
This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958.

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Dec 16, 2023
We finally got here ( I missed it last year). Truly amazing!!! So many lights! We had to walk through it twice. Sat by the fire pit drinking hot chocolate and talking to others. Full review by carcabbi92
Nov 17, 2023
I've yet to actually make it in the house for a tour but I've been for the flowers and pumpkins and both were delightful! Full review by Chevy1806
Oct 15, 2023
We went for the Halloween pumpkin show, as house is not open separately this time of year. The event is very well organised and laid out, with shuttle buses every few minutes to and from the centre o… Full review by Lilacwheaty

Facts

Opened:1886, 1887
Architectural style:Shingle Style
Architect:Stanford White

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Do you allow weddings outside? inside? who would I book with?
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That question would be better addressed to the Trustees of Reservations.
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What time does the first tour start?
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Do not know but the web site trustees should provide all the answers
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Answer by Andrew H · Apr 20, 2020
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Is there a kitchen to visit ?
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Interesting question because these old houses from the nineteenth century involve old technology for cooking. It happens that the kitchen was removed to be part of the …
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Interesting question because these old houses from the nineteenth century involve old technology for cooking. It happens that the kitchen was removed to be part of the basement visitors center. The only part left is a butlers pantry and it contains a few interesting items related to cooking but the actual kitchen is apparently gone.
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Is there a kitchen to visit ?
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The main kitchen is beneath the main living quarters now a gift shop, but they go through a butler's pantry with old frig, dumbwaiter and cabinets full of dishes and utensils of the …
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The main kitchen is beneath the main living quarters now a gift shop, but they go through a butler's pantry with old frig, dumbwaiter and cabinets full of dishes and utensils of the day. Hope that helps. Well worth visiting, the gardens are beautiful!!
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are you open today?Hi, what would you like to know about this attraction?
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hi, do not think it is open. I think in may. this is house to visit. lots of stairs. we enjoy visting the house.
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Does The Trustees of Reservations receive direct government funding?
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No. However, from time to time, The Trustees applies for state or federal grants to support specific stewardship projects.
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