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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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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.

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Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Antonio, Texas
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit The Mount when I visited Canyon Ranch. I didn't know what to expect, maybe just a standard tour of an old mansion. Boy, was I wrong! The grounds were absolutely beautiful. I wish I had brought a picnic lunch so I could eat in the lush forested areas. The gardens were beautiful. I loved... More

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

so sorry that it was closed for the season missed it by a week.the gardens are amazing a need to go back

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the house and gardens. An amazing place to visit. It was state of the art when built.

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Homestead, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A trip to "The Mount" was recommended by a family member. It was one of the few "paid attractions" that we did. It was lovely and well worth it. The day was lovely to walk slowly and enjoy the sculptures. The docent was knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Well worth the trip.

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Rochester, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The gardens are spectacular, and the house is a marvel of restoration. The docents and guides were excellent.

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Park Ridge, NJ
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Edith Wharton was ahead of her time and clearly gifted in many ways. We took the 1:00 house tour with our guide, Cecily, who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We also took the 2:00 Garden tour. Everything was well explained and very interesting. In total, we spent 3 hours there...it was a beautiful day, so walking the grounds was lovely. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Brilliantly preserved memorial of its owner, set in a beautifully manicured parklike garden. I was there for a private occasion - a wedding - and the venue certainly added its own flavor of magic to the day!

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Westmoreland, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You have to be into chick lit, society, or architecture to really like this tour, but it was interesting enough to hear all the tales of Edith Warton's life. The scones and mimosa drinks at the end put us right in the action. The restoration is going well and the place is beautiful.

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West Lafayette
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was initially unimpressed after sitting through a basic orientation video in the stables (still in need of a lot of work). But after walking a long, winding drive with modern sculpture along the way, we arrived at the very striking actual home. After a decade of extensive renovation, The Mount makes the impressive statement that Edith Wharton intended. Our... More

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