Built in 1892, the year Millay was born, its Victorian glories were removed by Millay to create a simple New England farmhouse. Today the house still holds all of her furniture, books and other possessions, many of which remain where they were on the day she died - October 19, 1950.
The Millay Society is committed to restoring Millay’s historic home to make it an enduring legacy for future generations.
Recent improvements to Millay’s historic home and grounds have been made possible through donor and volunteer support and have included: installation of new HVAC systems, extensive chimney repairs, restoration of the dining room, restoration of Millay’s historic bar and reconstruction of the pergola, Restoration of the Chicken Coop, Tennis Shed and Ice House and a cataloguing of Millay’s personal library (currently underway).
Steepletop is not currently open to visitors.
The East End of the Withdrawing Room.
"...incredible addition to the cultural richness of the literary scene in the Berkshires...to survey her life through the myriads of artifacts that remain in the house, literally frozen in time, is unique.”
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.