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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Nice old mansion with a lot of history

Learned a lot about Edith Wharton and her times. The property was also interesting with several... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raj N
Amazing Home and Garden Tours

I was pleasantly surpised at how amazing The Mount was. We visited on a beautiful June day and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
steffiedear
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A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. We offer guided tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants. In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, presenting lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Learned a lot about Edith Wharton and her times. The property was also interesting with several pieces of art displayed on the grounds. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a literature buff.

Thank Raj N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was pleasantly surpised at how amazing The Mount was. We visited on a beautiful June day and started with a Garden tour by Renee followed by a House tour by Bob. Fabulous tour guides and a magnificent estate where we spent about three hours...More

Thank steffiedear
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Edith Wharton lived in "The Mount" for only 10 years. The interior of the building was cleverly and tastefully designed by the famous author. She was inspired from viewing European architecture. The rooms were flooded with light and home had a light, airy feel. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there around 10:15 AM yesterday. There was a touring starting of the main at 10:30 which we able to join. The guide was absolutely amazing. The tour last about an hour. Afterwards we continued to explore the house on our own. When we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Mount, the home of author Edith Wharton in Lenox, Massachusetts on Friday, May 25, 2018. We have visited the house in the past and have always enjoyed our visits. During our most recent visit, we took the 3:00 PM...More

2  Thank kzsull01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Edith Wharton is definitely a favorite of mine. I was really excited to visit The Mount, but my husband barely knew who she was. Even he was impressed with the home she designed, the fabulous gardens and tour. The reason I gave it a four...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, it was raining the day we went. On a nice day, the gardens and grounds would be lovely to take a stroll. The guided house tour is interesting and give you great insight into the life of Edith Wharton. Not all rooms have been...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Mount has such beautiful grounds! I could skip the mansion and just walk around the grounds for hours. The mansion is lovely and I highly recommend the guided tour. But the grounds are amazing. Fountains, tree lined paths, little sitting areas. Just beautiful.

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Drove through the site,just gorgeous.Huge house, only open on Saturday and Sunday in the winter months.

1  Thank _dantenapoleon21
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I have a home in the Berkshires, and The Mount is always a favorite of our guests. And as a repeat visitor myself, I never get tired of visiting this gilded age mansion. The grounds are beautiful, especially in the warmer weather, and I recommend...More

2  Thank Pat G
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