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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
413-551-5111
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Argyle, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A friend of ours has an art piece on display, on the lawn. We went to see that, but were so impressed by the gardens. One of the highlight's of our trip to Lenox. They are amazing. So much history and beauty.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The mount shows an era in our history worth viewing and the writer was exceptional and the house and grounds magnificent

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Andover, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We only got the grounds pass - so cannot comment on the house - but the gardens were a delight. Loved both the flowering garden and the walled garden. Worth the money and the time.

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Berkshires MA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
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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
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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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