The Gilded Age in Berkshire County
With a modern industrial economy emerging in America after the end of the Civil War came the rise of the wealthy upper class. These extravagant displays of wealth led Mark Twain to coin the term “Gilded Age” to refer to the excesses of the late 19th century. Our former Baltimore & Ohio combination car houses this unique permanent exhibit where visitors are introduced to the rich history of the “Gilded Age in Berkshire County.” A portion of this exhibit includes an interactive map that shows 24 of the remaining Gilded Age mansions and how you can find them.
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BSRM's "Gilded Age" exhibit inside our B&O combine car. Photo by Ross Mealey