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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
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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.
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Had a great tour guide at The Mount and learned so much about Edith Wharton and her decorating skills along with tales of her story writing with an interesting visit through her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great tour guide at The Mount and learned so much about Edith Wharton and her decorating skills along with tales of her story writing with an interesting visit through her home and gardens. Made me want to re read her books. Definitely worth a visit!

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Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Edith Wharton's home is amazing. She, besides being an outstanding author and impressive woman ahead of her time, was a fantastic decorator and had an uncanny sense of symmetry. The volunteer guides are knowledgable and informative. On the stroll to the house, there are interesting varied sculptures, many of which are for sale. A few hours well spent! The admission... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had not been here in years and much renovations had not been completed last time so we really enjoyed the updated interior and grounds. The only fault we found was that the guided tour was too long a wait so we did the self guided tour. We were not given any written info or directions so we left the... More 

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Holliston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On our visit to the Mount, home of author Edith Wharton, the guide led us on an informative tour with numerous anecdotes about the author and her social circle. The house is beautifully restored on lovely grounds- the garden in July was beautiful.

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New London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house with a very interesting stories!!! The tour guide was great!!!!lovely garden in front of the house! The ticket is a little bit expensive.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Mount was the home of Edith Wharton. My husband and I had visited there on our first trip to Lenox about 8 years prior to this one. We found the house and tour vastly changed, for the better. Previously the house was a bare shell with displays of Edith Wharton's books. The tour had discussed her life and her... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Mount in Lenox, MA a few weeks ago. There is an admission fee but it is well worth it. You can take a tour and go from room to room in this National Landmark. The Mansion itself is very stately and quite beautiful. The gardens are also magnificent. Its a place preserved in time and we learned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is more than an author's stately home. There is much information about Edith Wharton's war-time charities and political activity. the garden is worth a wander.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took the escorted tour of the house and found our guide to be excellent! We stayed and had an iced coffee and chocolate cake before touring the gorgeous gardens. Plan to do some walking and spend at least two hours here.... Free Jazz on Saturday nights in July!

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Rockland County, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I knew nothing about Edith Wharton before this visit and found myself now wanting to read at least one of her books. I might have read Ethan Frome in high school but I guess I wasn't impressed at the time. The house wasn't really elaborate or outstanding and if you went through the house without a tour, it would be... More 

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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

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