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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Jazz and Architecture

The Mount is quite a special place. The house and the grounds are a sight to behold. Stunning architecture and immaculate gardens combine to create a beautiful experience tucked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Matthew R
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mount is quite a special place. The house and the grounds are a sight to behold. Stunning architecture and immaculate gardens combine to create a beautiful experience tucked into the Berkshire woods. I sipped a wonderful drink on the veranda while listening to live music. It was a wonderful experience.

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a "stately home" of the sort with which we in England are blessed. The decor and the furnishings are reproduction in the main, but his does not detract from the visit, as long as you have a guided tour. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable indeed and we managed to fit in the "literary tour" as... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While best known for the wonderful tours of Edith Wharton's restored residence which we have enjoyed, we return on pleasantly breezy and sunny days for the al fresco dining with a beautiful view of the Berkshire vistas from the terrace. Reservations are advisable and parking and admission to the grounds are included. The food is very good, expertly prepared and... More 

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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is not furnished much and what is are not the original furnishings. Most of tour is a story of her life and writings. Garden is nice but very limited. I would suggest giving a second thought before going here.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chanced on this three days before it closed for the season and glad we got under the wire. One can tour without a guide since each room is well described, but do the tour if you can. No extra charge and the guides provide more information. Unfortunately time and weather conspired to make a tour of the grounds and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few attractions in the Berkshires still open in late October. We had a good docent who was knowledgeable and quietly enthusiastic, and that makes all the difference.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Edith Wharton's gracious home was a wonderful surprise with a fascinating story to tell. The ''modern'' sculptures in the grounds are an insult to the intelligence.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting visit. The young woman that was our guide did a fabulous job of explaining every detail of Edith Wharton's life and her homes. I highly recommend putting this on your to do list when visiting Lenox, MA

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We only had an afternoon at Lenox but decided to go and see Edith Wharton's house after having read her books and heard of her life-story. The house is charming and you can imagine her sitting writing there. The gardens are also very pretty. Possible to visit with a guide or just go round yourself. Nice gift shop with interesting... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to The Mount. The tour was informative. The home and grounds were nice. The gardens were well kept. I am not necessarily a fan of Wharton but still enjoyed the visit. The last tour begins at 4:00 and closes at 5:00. Make sure you save some time to walk through the gardens. Worth the $18 admission... More 

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