48 acres

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


Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • What You'll Find
  • Facilities & Accessibility
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


Naumkeag is a public garden and historic home in the heart of the Berkshires, Massachusetts.

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.

The property is currently closed as we prepare for our annual Daffodil & Tulip Festival running April 19 – May 12! Thursday-Sunday ~ 10AM-5PM


Ideas for Your Visit

Our daily schedule and program offerings vary depending on the season, please visit the “Hours and Admissions” page for more information on our current hours and admission. Pre-registration for tickets is required for our fall, winter and spring events and strongly encouraged for general admission in the summer.

Daffodil & Tulip Festival

April 19th-May 12th , Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm (last ticket sale at 4pm)

  •  Property closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • First floor of the house open for self-guided touring
  •  No guided tours offered at this time

Admission & Hours

To schedule a group tour, contact

We welcome school and youth groups for experiential educational programs. Please visit our Education Page for details and to initiate a visit request.

Daffodil & Tulip Festival

April 19th-May 12th , Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm (last ticket sale at 4pm)

  •  Property closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • First floor of the house open for self-guided touring
  •  No guided tours offered at this time

General Admission

May 27th-September 4th, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm (last ticket sale at 3pm).

    • Property closed Monday-Wednesday.
    • First/Second floor open for self-guided touring
    • Guided Garden tours available daily
    •  Specialty “Backstairs Tours” available weekends June-August
    • Pre-registration is strongly recommended, with limited
      availability for ticket sales at the door.
    • After Labor Day weekend, the house and grounds will be closed to prepare for the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show.

Directions & Contact Info

5 Prospect Hill Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Telephone: 413.298.8138

Get directions on Google Maps


From Points East:
Mass Turnpike (I-90), Exit 10. Take Rt. 102 West approx. 5 mi. into Stockbridge. Turn right onto Pine St. and bear left onto Prospect Hill Rd. Follow for 0.5 mi. to entrance and parking (20 cars) on left.

From Points West:
I-90 East to Exit B3, NY Rt. 22 South. Take 1st left onto Rt. 102 East. Follow approx. 7.5 mi. to Stockbridge. Turn left onto Pine St., then bear left onto Prospect Hill Rd. Follow directions above.




What You'll Find

Naumkeag encompasses a bucolic country estate including its 44-room “cottage” and 8-acres of formal gardens, as well as acres of meadows and farmland. Due to its age as well as steep, uneven terrain and multiple sets of stairs, Naumkeag is not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible.

Hours change seasonally as we host variety of annual programs, including the Daffodil and Tulip Festival, the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show, and Winterlights. Parts of the house may be open depending on the time of your visit. The gift shop and concessions are open seasonally.


Facilities & Accessibility

Due to the age of the site and its steep and uneven terrain, Naumkeag is not ADA compliant and is not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible.

Please contact with questions.

Restrooms are available when the property is open.

Property Map

A self-guided landscape tour brochure provided with admission to house and/or gardens. Download a trail map here.

Please Note: This trail map is only accurate during the summer season. If you are visiting the property during one of our signature festivals or private events the parking, access to the property, and other features will be different. Keep an eye on social media or the FAQS/confirmation emails for your event for the most updated information.


Regulations & Advisories

  • Naumkeag is not ADA-compliant, due to the age of the site. There are many stairs, a steep hillside, uneven footing, etc.
  • Hunting is not permitted at this reservation. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • Mountain biking is not allowed on the reservation.
  • Naumkeag is a non-smoking property
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Contributing Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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Since the 1870s, Joseph and Caroline Choate had summered in Stockbridge with their young family. Like so many others, both then and now, they fell in love with the Berkshires and decided to build a summer retreat of their own. In 1884, Choate sought the advice of his friend, Charles McKim, of the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. The result was Naumkeag – a gracious 44-room “cottage” with breathtaking views over the Housatonic River Valley.

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