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berkshires Stockbridge, MA
48 acres
Photo Credit: Stephanie Zollshan Photography

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Experience Gilded Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire “Cottage.”

What makes Naumkeag a special place?
With its gracious house, magnificent gardens, and panoramic views, Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age.

This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates.

With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates's daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Walk through the equally beautiful Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden to encounter the playful, inventive spirit of Miss Choate and Mr. Steele.

Bequeathed in its entirety in 1958 – from furniture to garden tools to its intact dairy barn – Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark, provides a special link to Berkshires history. More than that, it is a place where you, like the Choates, can find beauty and rejuvenation in a lovely place.

When to Visit
Closed January, February and March

Daffodil and Tulip Festival
April 23 – May 17
Thursday – Sunday 10AM–4PM (no house tours)

House Tours
May 22 – September 27
Open Daily
Sunday-Wednesday 10AM–5PM
Thursday-Saturday 10AM-8PM

The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show
​October 2-31
Thursday-Sunday 4PM-8PM (no house tours)

​November 19-December 31
​Thursday-Sunday 5PM-8PM (no house tours)

Please inquire about group tours or special events at 413.298.3239 x3014.
Allow a minimum of 1 hour for the garden, 2 hours if also taking a house tour.


  • May 26 to Columbus Day: the grab-and-go Oak Café at Naumkeag features sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks. Loaner picnic blankets available.
  • There is no indoor dining space, please enjoy our grounds.
  • Public restrooms available.
  • The Shop at Naumkeag offers a curated selection of jewelry, scarves, local crafts, and an array of unusual gifts. Books about the historic architecture firm of McKim, Mead, & White, Naumkeag’s famous architects, as well as volumes on local history, architecture, and gardens are also available for sale. Trustees members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the gift shop.
  • Weddings, receptions, small business events may be arranged on a limited basis. For more information, contact Camilla Gray at, or call 413.298.3239 x3014.
  • Regulations & Advisories
  • Programs
  • History
  • Private Functions
  • Conservation & Stewardship
  • Photo Gallery
Announcements & Alerts

Greenhouse Restoration
Learn more about our recently restored greenhouses >>

Oak Café at Naumkeag
Featuring grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and snacks catered by The Marketplace with beverages by Harney and Sons Teas.
Outdoor café seating. Loaner picnic blankets available.

Man of Steele: Discover landscape architect Fletcher Steele's Naumkeag vision in this nifty film.

The Hike Trustees Challenge
Take our Hike Trustees challenge and see just how far you can go. Get outside, win prizes.
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