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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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Edith Wharton's Mount Must!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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White River Junction, Vermont
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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This estate is only open part of the year in Lenox and worth a visit if you are in the area. The gardens are open year round, but the house April-Oct. It is a good hike or bike ride from Canyon Ranch and other hotels but there are no sidewalks--so care must be taken. The is a cafe when the... More 

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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Mount has been thoroughly reviewed already, so I'll just mention a couple of points. We spent more time there than we expected to, because we enjoyed it so much. The tour was excellent, although the group we went with was large; the tour guide made sure that everyone was in a good position and could see and hear her... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was a privilege to experience nature as cultivated to please the senses. The harmony of the gardens and the home was joyful.

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fort lee,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The home & grounds are most beautiful. You can really imagine Edith entertaining her crowd there. Also great jazz & literary lectures.

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Candia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It had many different sculptures through the wooded path to the Estate. We went at a time when not much was in bloom and the estate is being worked on but overall a wonderful estate to visit with a lot of information/history to learn.

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Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fantastic music in lovely, historic setting. If you can sit still while this group is performing, you must be either deaf or waiting for an ambulance to take you for medical assistance. Cool music with a hot beat. Jazz, blues, gospel, standards--they do it all to perfection.

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