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The Mount

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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that...

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. The Mount engages a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton's life and achievements through educational and public programs and the conservation and preservation of her historic estate and gardens.

Each year, The Mount is host to over 40,000 visitors. Daily tours of the property are offered May through October, with special events throughout the year. Annual summer programming includes a joint exhibit with SculptureNow, Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the celebrated Monday Lecture Series. Exhibitions explore themes from Wharton's life and work.

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Historic site, beautiful grounds and entertainment.

The Mount is a beautiful property and building. You can tour the home of Edith Wharton but may be disappointed if you are a purist as the furnishing are not to her period. (If... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Mount is a beautiful property and building. You can tour the home of Edith Wharton but may be disappointed if you are a purist as the furnishing are not to her period. (If you're a purist you must see Olana and Naumkeag.) But - the house is beautiful and the grounds are amazing. During the summer season they stage... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place has a history, firstly as a house designed and built by Edith Wharton, then as a family home; a school; a delapidated pile and finally a restored tribute to a bygone age. The guided tour of the house is informative about its design (no original furnishings but restored with decor and furnishings matching the original) and about Edith... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

A brochure for an outdoor sculpture display drew us here. We never expected to be so blown away by all the rest. The gardens are beautiful, not too "straight line" and super-colorful on a late autumn day. We enjoyed walking to the beaver pond and taking other short walks in the woods. Having visited Lenox for decades, I don't know... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a lovely home and gardens. Tours of the house and the gardens can be take and are very worthwhile. Our house guide was Nathan who was brilliant.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Toured the Mount on a semi-drizzly day in autumn. Found the tour guide and tour to be most informative. Very nicely re-created period house. The gardens, though, are the highlight. Spectacular, even on a chilly, overcast day. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had not been to The Mount and saw there was a ghost tour. What better way to spend Halloween! The ghost tour was fantastic. Lots of fun, great stories, and you got to tour the property. However, after taking this tour we will definitely be back for a nice daylight tour. The house and grounds are fantastic,

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Parkland, Florida
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and the house has so many authentic rooms and learned so much about Edith Wharton!!

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Granby, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful home and gardens. You can go on a tour or walk around and look at the house on your own. Friendly staff.

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Before visiting the Mount, we knew very little about Edith Wharton. After an extremely detailed tour by the most impassioned and enthusiastic guide, we felt like we knew her personally. Her home is exquisite and her life extraordinary. If you are lucky enough to get Nathan for a guide, you are in for a real treat!!

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Nesconset, New York
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had the great fortune of having Nathan as our guide. He brought the times and history alive. This house is so beautiful and lovingly restored and furnished since they did not have the original furniture to use. Edith took the furniture when she moved to France. They worked from photographs of how the rooms were set up.

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