Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival mansion that typifies the Gilded Age in Lenox. It replaced the earlier, more modest Vent Fort which was moved across the street when Sarah Morgan bought the location for her new "cottage." Sarah, the sister of J. Pierpont Morgan, purchased the property from the estate of Odgen Haggerty in 1891, and hired Rotch & Tilden, prominent Boston architects, to design the house. Ventfort Hall is a great place to start, as it is open year-round from 10 am to 4 pm for self-guided tours. Reservations are not needed. Guests are admitted every hour on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm daily and until 2 pm on Tuesdays. Check-in at the entry desk can be done 10 minutes before each hour. Both the first and second floors are handicapped accessible with a lift available to reach the second floor.