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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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The Mount is a beautiful home full of history. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the home and Edith Wharton, and able to answer every question asked of her. The home has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Mount is a beautiful home full of history. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the home and Edith Wharton, and able to answer every question asked of her. The home has been beautifully restored, but some restorations are still underway, hence the rating of just four stars. I'm sure it will be even more impressive when it's completed. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Classical Italian and French style at its finest in the Berkshires. The home is breathtakingly beautiful. Explore every corner from top to bottom to enjoy the little details. Reminisce of time past and life now. Gorgeous antiques and preservation.

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Redding, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful! The history and beauty of the grounds are really worth the visit. We have done the ghost tour (twice now!)....Really fun!

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Even if you have never read one of Edith Wharton's many novels, you will find her sumptuous mansion and superb gardens a total delight!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We loved the grounds though we didn't get the chance to see the house since it wasn't open for the season. For a person who likes taking pictures it is the perfect place. Would like to visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of the house. The guide was very thorough and I really got a sense for Edith Wharton's life there. Walking around the garden was my favorite part. Very peaceful.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The day was beautiful. It continued on from there. As you walked up to the house, I could have been walking to my own home. It was beautiful, inside and out. That particular day, they were doing a photo shoot, for a magazine. When I went outside to see the backyard, it was amazing ! It had gorgeous gardens, places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You could really "feel" the lives of all the people who had been in the house - it was wonderfully done.

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

great to see where Edith Wharton lived and wrote. a beautiful setting. having a cafe was nice and the food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Edith Wharton was a major American author in the tradition of Henry James, but she was also a pioneer in promoting interior design. Her home, The Mount exhibits her very influential ideas. The grounds are as impressive as the house. A good place to enjoy your outdoor lunch. And the bookstore is a superior example of what literary sites should... More 

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