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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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Edith Wharton's Homestead and Grounds

Edith Wharton lived here for only 10 years, but the extensive grounds and the well appointed... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
TripMember25102016
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New Hampsire
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The grounds of this estate are just amazing. Ponds, aquaducts and beautiful landscaping are a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Maxebird
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Brooklyn
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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 17 May 2017

Edith Wharton lived here for only 10 years, but the extensive grounds and the well appointed mansion are grand to tour and appreciate. The administrating body for this treasure have done an amazing job of posting explanatory information around the whole mansion and the grandeur...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The grounds of this estate are just amazing. Ponds, aquaducts and beautiful landscaping are a photographer's dream. Explore the beautiful home of Edith Wharton. Ghost tours are available during the summer.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The garden/grounds are really beautiful, and the house tour is interesting. We had lunch on the terrace, and that added to our enjoyment.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Edith Wharton's home has so much to offer, whether it is walking around the beautiful grounds and gardens, admiring the outdoor art, watching a play, touring the mansion, or listening to free jazz. One of my favorite Berkshires activities in the summer is sitting on...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Edith Wharton's home is an interesting place to visit in and of its-self, but if you are fortunate enough to be in the Berkshires during summer season and attend the Friday Night Jazz on the Porch series, with a little imagination, you will be transported...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The grounds of Edith Wharton's estate are enchanting. The gardens are beautiful and the tour of the mansion is very interesting. In the summer, there are free jazz concerts on the weekends. This is not to be missed. The views are magnificent and you won't...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After a day at Tanglewood, I walked the gardens and manor house of The Mount. The visit introduced me to an author I did not know. Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome sent chills through me. I similarly read Sarah Orne Jewett's Country of Pointed Firs after...More

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Have been visiting Edith Wharton's USA residence (early years) for last 20+ years. It has been a renovation struggle due to lack of funds. This place MUST be saved. Give generously

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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 -...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...More

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parlor102aveb
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Hello, we're so sorry this response is delayed! Leashed dogs are absolutely welcome on the grounds.
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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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