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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
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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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Fall foliage in the Berkshires.

My cousins and I take a trip every fall. This year we chose the Berkshires and it was wonderful. The first week in October is peak time for color and it was beyond spectacular. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Olathe, Ks
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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The idea of going through Edith Wharton's house, the Mount, is a nice one. The problem is that many lived there after her, making it impossible for the building to be restored to the way it was when she lived there. While we expected something more like one of the Newport Mansions, with everything in situ, there were rooms with... More 

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Olathe, Ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousins and I take a trip every fall. This year we chose the Berkshires and it was wonderful. The first week in October is peak time for color and it was beyond spectacular. We rented a small house through VRBO for our stay. We were only a mile from the Appalachian Trail. We toured Stockbridge, Williamstown and several Other... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We love to visit homesteads to learn the history of those who lived there. Edith Wharton's The Mount was worth the visit. Our family and another spent a few hours here since there was no snow for skiing. We were the only ones at the property. I'd love to visit in the spring, when the house is open for touring... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time in autumn.. looking forward to seeing the gardens come back to life this spring! Plenty of places to eat in the area including the terrace at The Mount.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I visited in October just before the house was closed up for the winter. The house tour was very informative and the docent was a nice combination of factual history, anecdotes, and humor. Edith Wharton was an interesting and accomplished woman; the house is a pleasing and classic home that has a comfortable feeling. The house is now closed for... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Had a great day visiting The Mount. Well worth the drive and I had an absolutely gorgeous day to walk around. I will go back in the spring to see the gardens in full bloom.....and i can't wait.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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Thank Matthew R
Bramhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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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