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The Mount

Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This estate is only open part of the year in Lenox and worth a visit if you are in the area. The gardens are open year round, but the house April-Oct. It is a good hike or bike ride from Canyon Ranch and other hotels but there are no sidewalks--so care must be taken. The is a cafe when the... More 

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Lexington, MA
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Mount has been thoroughly reviewed already, so I'll just mention a couple of points. We spent more time there than we expected to, because we enjoyed it so much. The tour was excellent, although the group we went with was large; the tour guide made sure that everyone was in a good position and could see and hear her... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was a privilege to experience nature as cultivated to please the senses. The harmony of the gardens and the home was joyful.

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fort lee,NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The home & grounds are most beautiful. You can really imagine Edith entertaining her crowd there. Also great jazz & literary lectures.

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Candia, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It had many different sculptures through the wooded path to the Estate. We went at a time when not much was in bloom and the estate is being worked on but overall a wonderful estate to visit with a lot of information/history to learn.

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Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fantastic music in lovely, historic setting. If you can sit still while this group is performing, you must be either deaf or waiting for an ambulance to take you for medical assistance. Cool music with a hot beat. Jazz, blues, gospel, standards--they do it all to perfection.

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit The Mount when I visited Canyon Ranch. I didn't know what to expect, maybe just a standard tour of an old mansion. Boy, was I wrong! The grounds were absolutely beautiful. I wish I had brought a picnic lunch so I could eat in the lush forested areas. The gardens were beautiful. I loved... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

so sorry that it was closed for the season missed it by a week.the gardens are amazing a need to go back

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the house and gardens. An amazing place to visit. It was state of the art when built.

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Homestead, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A trip to "The Mount" was recommended by a family member. It was one of the few "paid attractions" that we did. It was lovely and well worth it. The day was lovely to walk slowly and enjoy the sculptures. The docent was knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Well worth the trip.

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