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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Stunning home of Edith Wharton

Beautiful home and grounds to visit. $18 per person to take a tour with a docent, or free if you... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Melissa M
Awesome

We did this near the end of October! Few visitors, yeah! We did both the garden tour and the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Beautiful home and grounds to visit. $18 per person to take a tour with a docent, or free if you just wanted to wander around. Great historical site.

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We did this near the end of October! Few visitors, yeah! We did both the garden tour and the home tour, highly recommend both. Though it’s late growing season, the garden tour gives the history of the why the garden design is the way it...More

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was a gorgeous property. We opted to not do the guided tour, we walked through it on our own. Loved it

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The mount is a great spot for a family or a couple. The grounds are beautiful, I would suggest parking at the entrance and walking the road up to the house and gardens. They have interesting sculptures installed along the way that work well with...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had two great visits with the regular tour and back stairs tour. Our guide Elric was outstanding on both tours.

Thank legaldale
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Mount is the home of writer Edith Wharton and both the home and gardens are open to the public. The tour of the house was fabulous, and we were even allowed to sit on the furniture as our guide spoke in the living room....More

Thank CLIFF-PATRICIA
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is the good fortune for the country, and the world, actually that The Mount,the summer house built and designed by literary great Edith Wharton, was listed on the historical register so that the developer who last owned it could not convert it into condominiums!...More

Thank everly23
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Edith Wharton's: The Mount. Beautiful, well maintained home (due to recent renovations) and grounds. We opted not to take the guided tour but found the many signs/ placards in each room plenty informative. Walked throughout the gardens and down toward...More

Thank KMfromMA
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Mount, Edith Wharton's country home in Lenox, MA provides so many clues to the personality of the owner and designer. The entrance is quiet and unassuming and one doesn't feel he or she has entered the house until climbing the stairs to the second...More

Thank Mariellen-Exeter
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Several years ago The Mount was on the brink of extinction. Through efforts of director Susan Wissler it is now on secure footing. Stroll the well kept gardens and woodlands.. The home has been decorated with furniture of Edith Wharton's era. There is her original...More

Thank Gonzology
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parlor102aveb
28 March 2018|
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Response from btiffany | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see any dogs. Unaware of a policy on this. I would doubt they would allow a dog inside the house.
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autumn6420
30 August 2017|
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I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. Please go to their website for current information.
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25 June 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The admission fee is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $13 for students with a valid ID, and free for children and teens (18 and under).
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