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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
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Berkshires MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

this is such a beautiful property - the gardens are exquisite and sitting out on the terrace with a cup of tea is a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. the tours are informative and interesting and whether or not you are an active fan of edith wharton you will be inspired to read or re-read her classics. the... More

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Yonkers, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful tour of the house filled with insight about the author and her life, likes, dislikes, influences etc. delightful. Wendy, our guide, was clearly knowledgeable and interesting. Go. The gardens are lovely, a step back in time.

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Portland, IN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Knowledgable guide taught us much about Edith Wharton. Thanks, Laurie! Certainly glad we went. Quite a juxtaposition to Arrowhead, home of Herman Melville, and his story.

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Park City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

From a pure historical perspective , this place is only OK. Very little of the interiors are ordinal, as the house went through multiple owners. Compared to other sites, such as Mark Twains house in Hartford, this is a little disappointing. The best part are the historical papers

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Jacksonville, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We so enjoyed our visit to the Mount, Edith Wharton's spectacular estate. Although none of the original furnishings remain, her library has been restored, with her amazing collection of books, which are catalogued in a folder in the room. There is a good, brief film in the stables which presents a summary of her life, and helpful room guides. Some... More

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Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our arrival perfectly sync'd with tour schedules. After viewing the intro video in the stables and walking thru the woodland garden to the home, we were pleasantly greeted by staff with tour info and recommendations for our visit. The gardens and home are beautiful, but the guides and staff were outstanding, friendly and informed. Great job Travis and our gar... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yesterday, I visited Edith Wharton's home and Gardens, The Mount, in Lenox, Ma. It is a wondrous and inspiring place. I was so struck by Wharton's talent and understanding of architectural form and how in the midst of the gilded age, she was courageous enough to create her home and gardens filled with such simple beauty. I highly recommend visiting... More

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Beacon, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just spent a wonderful 4 hours at the Mont. There is a meandering walk from the stables to the main house with art work installed in the woods. Rene gives a detailed delightful tour of the gardens while Travis gives a lively upbeat tour of the home. Afterwards revisit any areas at your leisure and be sure to sit... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

great guide named Travis made the visit exciting,fun and informative to the beautiful home and gardens of one of America's great authors

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Portsmouth, RI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I spent a delightful several hours at the Mount. It was like stepping back in history. The home and gardens have been beautifully restored and the tour guides for the garden and home did a great job. After the tours we sat on the back porch and enjoyed a very good lunch. We learned alot about the... More

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