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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Tremendous Historical Preservation

Prolific author Edith Wharton's personal life comes alive touring her stunning personally designed... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
via mobile
Nice tour with the best tour guide ever.

Nathan was our guide through the wonderful cottage of Edith Wharton. He was very informative and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Sutton, Massachusetts
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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
2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Prolific author Edith Wharton's personal life comes alive touring her stunning personally designed residence. Be sure and take the provided guided tour. Strongly recommend a simple but generous and tasty sandwich on the outdoor balcony with lovely relaxed views.

Thank Justatravel
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nathan was our guide through the wonderful cottage of Edith Wharton. He was very informative and entertaining. Would recommend visiting if your in the area. Discount if you visit Rockwell Museum.

1  Thank PSalemSutton
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I can check this off of my bucket list! Edith Wharton was such a incredible woman and to visit her home had always been on my list. You can feel the sense of the "Old New York" that she wrote about when you visit her...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We found The Mount through Trip Advisor and agree that it is a wonderful attraction. Our schedule only allowed us an hour at this site and we managed it, but I would suggest you allow at least 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. so that you...More

1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our tour of The Mount was highly informative; our guide had an encyclopedic knowledge not only of the property's history and architecture, but also of Edith Wharton's personal life. That said, I found the rooms somewhat narrow and felt quite claustrophobic being there in a...More

Thank Saltyblue
Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a beautiful museum. A lot of history here. Gardens were amazing Book store great. The tour director was very infomative!!

Thank smilysandy
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Mount is a beautiful house (estate, gardens) and there are wonderful programs going on during the summer. I have no information about the fall or winter, but I imagine that the fall is beautiful in the Berkshires.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Didn't know anything about Edith Wharton except she wrote Age of Innocence. Really interesting tours of the house and gardens she designed taught us a great deal about her life and the times in which she lived.

1  Thank sueg47
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We did both the garden tour and the house tour. On the garden tour Laurie with Lila gave just my husband and I a tour of the gardens complete with explanations about the vision Edith Wharton had for the property as well as the restoration...More

5  Thank debbiescott2016
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a must see for anyone even remotely interested in the social or literary history of America. For anyone else, it is just plain beautiful. Be sure to take the tours of house and also the gardens, as it adds a lot and are...More

Thank swain1
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. Please go to their website for current information.
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).
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