Herman Melville’s Arrowhead 2012 summer schedule
On the schedule at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, through Labor Day 2012, are special programs, The Melville Trail and Call Me Melville. Herman Melville lived at Arrowhead for the twelve most productive years of his life, writing Moby-Dick, Pierre, The Confidence-Man, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, and such short stories as “I and My Chimney,” “Benito Cereno,” “Bartleby the Scrivener,” and “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids.”
The Melville Trail
The Melville Trail is a self-guided tour of a dozen sites in Berkshire County which influenced the life and writing of one of America’s most treasured authors, Herman Melville. Despite only living at his Arrowhead home for 12 years, Melville’s most prolific period of writing occured here in Berkshire County, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills and friends such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.
Call Me Melville
Call Me Melville is a county-wide celebration of all things Melville. Whether it is the view outside of Melville’s Arrowhead study, or Park Square in Pittsfield, the area had a profound effect on the author and his writing. Visit Cultural Pittsfield’s website for more information on this summer’s array of events.
Contact Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
- 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201 | 413-442-1793 | mobydick.org
- Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day, 9:30 – 5:00;Tours Hourly From 10-4