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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Lenox
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
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The Berkshires, Mass.
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

All the events I've attended at the Mount have been excellent, and this lecture (re Downton's debt to Wharton) was one of my favorites. (Probably b/c it was the most recent!) If you're near Lenox, see what the Mount is doing, or just take a tour. Many thanks to the people who are preserving the legend!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Usually go at least once a year. Visited in August and the grounds were amazing - so many beautiful flowers. Plus there was a jazz band playing during a cocktail hour. It was great and a lot of fun.

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Fresno, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My nephew was married at "The Mount". It was a chilly October wedding but The Mount provided beauty and warmth! The gardens are glorious, just wished we had more time to view them AND that it wasn't so chilly. Inside, prior to rennovations, you could still tell what a grand dame she is/was! All rooms in which the reception was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Driving through the Berkshires this fall and while in Lenox we decided to check out the Mount. Glad we did. The renovation work still in progress but what has been done all ready looks great. We did the self guided tour as we were limited on time. Amazing gardens, beautiful home and an ineresting life that Edith Wharton had. Worthwhile... More

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Western MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Spent a lovely 2 hours touring the Mount and its gardens. Wonderful tour guides. Beautiful vistas. Probably not something that would interest children.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Guided tour of house. well worthwhile. Interesting gardens, full of outdoor art when we were there, and good views. A definite must if you are in the area.

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Newton, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you haven't visited The Mount in Lenox MA, it would be worth your while if you are in the area. Edith Wharton was an exceptional woman, a prolific writer and humanitarian. The Mount is her design. Those involved in its restoration are to be commended for the detailed work that has been done and is continuing to be done... More

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Sussex, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We loved it! We had excellent well informed tours of the house and garden by Grace and learned a lot more about Edith Wharton.

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Benton, Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were looking forward to visiting this location which is open until 5 pm. When we arrived at 4:10, the entrance sign indicated that they were open and so we walked approximately 1/4 mile down to the house only to find the door to be locked. When I knocked on the door, one of the individuals working at this site... More

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TheMountinLenox, Guest Relations Manager at The Mount, responded to this review

Dear BZoo2013: We at The Mount regret your disappointing experience this October, and apologize for the confusion over the closing time. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future. If you find yourself in the Berkshires again, please email us at info@edithwharton.org so we can make arrangements for a visit. More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Can't say I am a Wharton fan but the visit to the mount was valuable to me as an example of what appealed to those privileged to reside in Lenox at that time. The gardens are again wonderfully maintained, our guide was well informed and the entire experience on a beautiful day worthwhile.

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