William and Elizabeth Doane purchased this late Federal-style house in 1875 as their summer retreat. During this period, Stockbridge, in the heart of the Berkshires, became a popular summer destination for New Yorkers like the Doanes. The Doanes and their daughter, Marie Vipont Merwin, traveled extensively, collecting European and American furnishings and objects to decorate their summer home. Merwin House today houses the family’s collection, tells Mrs. Merwin’s story, and is the site of the Berkshires office of the Housatonic Valley Association, dedicated to protecting the Housatonic watershed.
14 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262