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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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Lovely gardens and a fascinating house.

Even if you are not a fan of the author, Edith Wharton, this tour is a must. We had a very informative guide, who told us interesting things about the author and the huge house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a fan of the author, Edith Wharton, this tour is a must. We had a very informative guide, who told us interesting things about the author and the huge house that she designed herself. The beautiful garden was also a treat (even the pet cemetery) .

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Lenox, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The home of Edith Wharton, a large house with beautiful gardens, recreated to the time she lived here. Informative guides make the visit enchanting!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The house and grounds are beautiful. The optional guided tour, included in the admission price, was well done and provided much interesting background about Edith Wharton.l

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The gardens are spectacular, the home is amazing. We have seen Wanda Houston twice now at the Mount. Sat out on the terrace listening to great music and enjoyed a lovely dinner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The guided tour that was included in the ticket price was very informative and well done. The Foundation has done a good job of renovating the lovely home.

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Brockton ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely to visit a home that once belonged to a very intriguing woman. I did not know much about Edith Wharton and this visit was a wonderful introduction. Next year we are planning to do the ghost tour that takes place here. After speaking with our guides it sounds like fun. The house and gardens were surprising in that the... More 

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new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The House and grounds are beautiful, but: the entrance fee is somewhat expensive and many of the rooms are fairly empty of items from the period. We did not do the guided tour. The grounds have a nice exhibit of contemporary sculpture. I had high expectations and overall I felt it was a bit lacking. I would go to Naumkeag... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This period restoration of Edith Wharton's home is a real treat for fans of American literature. The restoration is a work in progress. I visited many years ago and the progress is significant. Take time to linger after your tour. There is a wealth to be learned by perusing the exhibits on your own.

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Bridgeport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We sat on the lawn on lawn chairs provided by the mount. Jazz music this night to go along with wine & other drinks. Big turnout on this beautiful Berkshire early evening.

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cherry hill, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Mount was much more interesting than expected and the restoration is a testament to what tax dollars can do when coupled with local passion and commitment. Easy to spend 2-3 hours enjoying the house and grounds. Take the tour (which is included in the admission price). Our docent was Marge and she was fabulous.

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