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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
413-637-1899
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Ranked #3 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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Lee, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is always a great place to visit, the house and grounds are spectacular, but now that they have Jazz on the Terrace every Friday and Saturday night in Summer, it is magical. The food is prepackaged but healthy, and the full bar has an excellent selection of good wines. In fact for an evening out, it is a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Last year I saw a brochure advertising the Mount, former home of the famous writer Edith Wharton. My daughter and I went earlier this month and were amazed at what a wonderful visit it was. It is a huge mansion with awe-inspiring grounds including a horse stable, flower gardens and fountains. Recent restoration efforts included $3 million spent on the... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The house and gardens are lovely. We had a formal tour of the house and spent as much time as we wanted walking about the beautiful gardens. The house was inhabited by others after Edith Wharton left for Europe. It went into disarray and later restored. The history of house is discussed on the tour. They recreated the interior to... More

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Lenox, MA we passed a sign pointing toward the entrance of The Mount, the Berkshires home of literary great Edith Wharton. Having long wanting to visit us we added it to our Lenox itinerary. The Mount did not disappoint. Even though Wharton only lived there for 10 years she considered it her first true home.... More

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Keene
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Be sure to check the website for early closings b/c the Mount is popular for weddings and other functions. Well worth it.

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connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this is an amazing place for History buffs or gardeners. The house is beautiful, the gardens splendid and the story about it endearing. Go with a friend and enjoy your visit. There has been good efforts at restoration recently.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're not, you might want to pass. Essentially, the Mount is a glorious gilded age summer home, designed by one of America's greatest (IMHO) 20th century writers. The most interesting visit I've had there was one in which they challenged interior designers to make up rooms using Wharton's principals for design-- fascinating to see how each room was different,... More

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Fairfield County
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56 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

They have done an amazing job of restoring The Mount over the last 20 years and if you haven't seen it recently, you need to go back. The Gardens are wonderful. You can enjoy a sandwich or drink on the large deck overlooking the Gardens. The house is a combination of rooms as they were and historical vignettes of Edith's... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What an interesting home. Historic, literary, whimsical, private, and beautiful. From the lovely house, to the perfectly manicured gardens, The Mount is special. Learn about one of America's greatest authors, listen to jazz on the terrace, or see a Shakespeare play under the trees. There is something here for everyone.

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Stamford, CT
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36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a knowledgeable tour guide who taught us a lot about Edith Wharton's beliefs about building and living. Not as much about who she was as a person or an author. I enjoyed it. we went on a rainy day, so we did not do the garden tour. They looked amazing.

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