Few places can embody the notion of "gentleman's farm" on the scale and scope of Mount Hope in Williamstown, MA.

The 1400-acre estate was built by Col. E. Parmalee Prentice, a successful lawyer and his wife, Alta, the daughter of John D. Rockefeller.  Col. Permalee perhaps said it best, when he quipped,"I don't run this place to make money, I run it to spend money."

But beneath the grandeur and pomp. the real goal of the farm was science.  The farm was equipped to solve the problem of famine and figure out how to feed the world.

Much like the Berkshires themselves. the story of Mount Hope weaves together tales of wealth, agriculture, science and more.  See it for yourself, in these pictures from Mount Hope.