Can I walk to the Merwin House from downtown Stockbridge?
Yes, the Merwin House is located at 14 Main Street, just a short walk from the shops and hotels in the center of town. Sidewalks on both sides of Main Street make it an easy and safe journey.
Where is the best place to park?
There is limited parking available in the Merwin House driveway. Street parking is available along Main Street.
What else is nearby the Merwin House?
There are a number of attractions in the Stockbridge area. The Mission House, across Main Street in Stockbridge, offers an earlier perspective on New England’s history. The Norman Rockwell Museum is also located in Stockbridge. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate and Gardens, located in nearby Lenox, offers a glimpse into the life of the Pulitzer-prize winning author. Main Street in Stockbridge also offers a number of shops, galleries, and eateries for visitors.
Can I schedule a private group tour of Merwin House?
Yes, group tours of ten or more people can be arranged from June through December. Contact the site staff for more information.
Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?
All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.
Is the museum handicapped accessible?
A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking. Merwin House has not been equipped with handicapped accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. We are glad to offer guests a visual tour of the museum. Visitors with limited mobility may be able to enjoy a first floor tour of the house and grounds. Service animals are always welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Can I take photographs at the Merwin House?
Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie-sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.
How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?
Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage. To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online. You can reach the Merwin House staff at 617-994-6662 or by e-mail.