Steepletop Opens for the Season 

Steepletop will open for tours begining May 4th and welcome visitors through Monday, October 29th. In season, we offer guided tours of the house and  grounds & gardens Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. We are closed Tuesdays through Thursdays but Group Tours can be scheduled in advance for those days. In the off-season, private tours are given by appointment.  Click here to see details of the current tour schedule.







Annual Audubon Bird Walk 

Date:          May 20, 2016                                                           
Time:         7:30am to 9:30am
Location:  The Grounds at Steepletop                   

Calling All Bird our annual early-season event

Millay inspired many people with her nature poetry.  She especially loved birds and kept a detailed account of the comings and goings of them at Steepletop in a little bird guide book. This passion inspired the charming memoir of her life, Indigo Bunting, by Vincent Sheean, published in 1951.

To honor Millay’s legacy, we have once again asked Larry Federman, of the Audubon Society, to conduct a bird walk here at Steepletop.  Over the past two years this event is a favorite of Steepletop visitors. We hope to inspire those who partake in this event to learn more about our bird friends and to help protect the wildlife and the magnificent habitat that surrounds us.

Please join us. Bring your binoculars and hiking attire. We will gather at the Visitors Center at Tamarack Cottage by 7:15 am for this adventure.  In case of rain, event will be rescheduled. Cancellations will be posted on our website EVENTS page and our Facebook page.

This event last year was a highlight of the season. Don't miss it. 

Fee: $10

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay's home afterwards, a 10:00am tour will be offered at a special price of $12.

Birders at Steepletop, 2015. Chestnut-Sided Warbler and Indigo Bunting photographed at Steepletop. © Larry Federman







Steepletop: Behind The Scenes 

Steepletop:  Behind the Scenes House Tour
Time: By Appointment

Description of Tour:  This exclusive tour includes the regular tour of Millay's house plus access to the unrestored rooms not open to the public, including the Withdrawing Room with double grand pianos and the "modern" kitchen designed for a Ladies Home Journal magazine article in 1948. We will also include a private look at some of Millay’s personal accessories not seen on the regular tour. The tour lasts about one and half hours. A Grounds and Garden tour is also included in the fee if you wish to take that also; plan another hour.

Fee:  $50  

Please register in advance by calling Martha Raftery at 518-392-3362 or by email at








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The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.