We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Mount

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 348 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 211
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Delightful -- A Homecoming!

My husband and I spent several delightful, restful hours at The Mount yesterday, and would highly recommend it. We are both very familiar with the works of Edith Wharton, and her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Wombat27_11
,
Brattleboro, Vermont
Add Photo

348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Brattleboro, Vermont
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent several delightful, restful hours at The Mount yesterday, and would highly recommend it. We are both very familiar with the works of Edith Wharton, and her contemporary and friend, Henry James, and with the changes in American and European society during the so-called “gilded age” -- the period of prosperity running from the late 19th... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NY
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting and little known facts about Edith Wharton revealed. The mansion is beautiful. You feel as if you are living history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Parsippany, New Jersey
Level Contributor
201 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tours are led by knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic guides. They were able to transport the group to Wharton's time and give insight to the person and the facility. The garden's were a joy to walk through. Definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
153 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Edith Wharton fan or not, this home is worth the trip to this charming town in Western Massachusetts. The home put into practice some of the design elements championed by Edith Wharton. Our excellent tour guide, Cecily, gave a complete and upbeat history of the home and its occupant. She really made Edith Wharton and her time come alive. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We got married at The Mount June 6, 2015. The Mount as a wedding venue is beyond amazing. The grounds and gardens are majestic and ethereal and the mansion itself is just gorgeous. We had the ceremony in the French garden, cocktails in the Italian garden and dinner on the Terrace. Every aspect of the wedding exceeded our expectations. Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Level Contributor
101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Interesting lady and interesting house. We chanced upon a tour at 11am that lasted until noon or so and really enjoyed it. There were lots of signs available for people doing it self guided. The house is nearing completion of a multi-year renovation to get it back from its run down state. I like the current situation where it is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, Massachusetts
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love country I like the wild kingdom cure me of it I love intellectuals and have a penchant for beautiful women with their lovely attributes

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Level Contributor
144 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

a big house designed by a well-recognized woman writer. I just didn't quite get the point. The house is big with a lot of rooms and a big garden, and it turns into a museum, with the house hosting pictures and descriptions, it feels kind of empty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Beautiful place to visit while in the berkshires. The mansion has been very well maintained and the grounds and gardens are stunning

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A tour of The Mount was organized for us, a group of about 20 friends. The tour showed us an elegant house of human proportions that had been built and decorated by Edith Wharton, a famous writer and the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature. This is important to know as otherwise the house and grounds are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Mount also viewed

Lenox, Berkshires
Stockbridge, Berkshires
 
Stockbridge, Berkshires
 

Been to The Mount? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Mount

Address: Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lenox
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Mount and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Mount staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?