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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Interesting life, interesting house, interesting gardens..

We very much enjoyed the tour of the house and gardens. The guide was knowlegeable and informative... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Norwich, Vermont

Fun 1-2 hour walk through a very cool house with amazing gardens. Really enjoyed myself here. The... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
New York City, New York
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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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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We very much enjoyed the tour of the house and gardens. The guide was knowlegeable and informative. Edith Wharton's life was fascinating, her accomplishments amazing.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Fun 1-2 hour walk through a very cool house with amazing gardens. Really enjoyed myself here. The pictures themselves were worth it :)

Thank T K
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Edith Wharton's home is a hidden gem in the Berkshire's. The guided tour is informative and the house is well furbished with furniture of the period. Although the house had many different occupants over the years it has been restored as it was when she...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We recently visited the home of Edith Wharton, known as The Mount, in Lenox, MA Guided tours are given frequently throughout the day and are reasonably priced. Our tour guide, Cecily, was terrific. She embellished the tour with personal and detailed information about Edith Wharton...More

Thank Olive C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I am so glad Edith Wharton's house and property has been restored and maintained. The mansion is beautiful, not too over stated like many of that era. And the rooms have a lot of info to learn about her. The grounds are beautiful.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out on a fabulous tour of Edith Wharton's home/mansion. The tour guide was new but very good. She was personable & very knowledgeable. She gave a lot of interesting facts & history of Edith, her husband & their lives. Don't miss a walk...More

Thank 35mariea
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The house is beautiful, especially compared with the photos showing the shape it was in before being restored. The gardens in June were in full bloom, obviously well maintained. The dog lovers among us felt closer to Edith Wharton after noting the many dog beds...More

Thank conwoman43
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well sign posted from Lenox, this is the former home of Edith Wharton which sits in beautiful gardens and countryside. We had a superb guided tour led Cecily who was full of interesting stories about the house and the people who lived there. The house...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 19 June 2016

A sunny day, good air, and a beautifully maintained and run attraction. The guide was wonderful and entertained conversation from the guests. Restoration is magnificent. Explanation of gardens most thorough. You get a chance to understand an era, its literature, the woman's movement, and the...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Edith Wharton's home and gardens is a must stop on a trip to the Berkshires! The story of her life,the well updated home a magnificent gardens made the Mount a treasure!!

Thank j0ebike
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What is the admission fee?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
$18 for adults, but you can get a $3 discount on the other historical homes or museums.
Is the house handicapped accessible for wheelchairs? elevator to the second floor? can a wheelchair be pushed thru the gardens? Thank you
14 May 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The Main House is handicap-accessible for wheelchairs and there is an elevator to all three open floors of the house. A wheelchair can absolutely be pushed through the gardens. The sunken... More
Roxana B B
for the 2017 Shakespeare performances, for Shakespeare performance, what if it rains
29 April 2017|
Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! The Shakespeare and Company performances at The Mount will typically be performed in inclement weather. If there is a weather-related cancellation, Shakespeare and Company will make the call... More