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12 Gilded Age Mansions of the Berkshires, Massachusetts

Located about three hours north of Manhattan, the Berkshires in Massachusetts was once a prime spot for the Gilded Age wealthy from New York and Boston to vacation – and continues to be a year-round vacation destination. The period of rapid economic growth that followed the Civil War brought tremendous wealth to many businessmen. The opulence and luxury of this era found its way to the Berkshires in the way of sumptuous estates and summer mansions. While they days of the Berkshire estates are gone, many of these opulent edifice can still be experienced, givings visitors a glimpse into a bygone era in history. Read about the history of these special Gilded Age Mansions located in the Berkshires >>