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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
413-637-1899
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Edith Wharton's house which she planned and built with her close friend architect reveals a great deal about her life, personality, and work ethic. A guided tour is a must and they are available several times throughout the day. In fact you could easily spend the entire day at The Mount. A tour of the house in the morning, then... More

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Northport, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed our visit to the Mount and thought it was a beautiful place to sketch and take pictures. I had seen a play there a few years ago and it was wonderful - simple and direct and well done in the rolling lawn. The staff were all very helpful and informative. On the inside of the house a... More

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Livingston, NJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to the Berkshires for many years but never visited the Mount. However, some people told us how interesting it was so we went and were very pleased. The house and gardens are reminiscent of many we have seen in Europe which we never expected. Plus we learned alot about this very important and intelligent American writer.

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Long Island
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Edith Wharton's lovely home is "must see" in the Lenox, MA, area. My friends and I spent a summer afternoon touring The Mount, her beautiful house and gardens that have been lovingly restored. Ms. Wharton was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and she authored over 40 books. We didn't take a guided tour but the... More

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Sayville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Both the garden tour and the house tour were excellent. We learned so much from both tour guides, and loved walking around the beautiful grounds.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed to learn that the house wasn't decorated with authentic furnishings. The tour guide, however, was excellent, providing way more information than the materials for the self-guided tour. The gardens are gorgeous, and the grounds lovely to walk about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a fabulous and quaint way to spend an evening. Every Friday and Saturday evening they offer free jazz on the beautiful terrace of The Mount overlooking the breathtaking gardens! Sipping wine, enjoying the views and listening to great music! Does not get better than that:)

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CT
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20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The many-acred property of "The Mount", the home of Edith Wharton, is deeply forested and offers a lovely walk from the parking lot to the house. Closer handicapped parking is available. The house was designed by Wharton herself and is a bit odd with windows that aren't really windows for the sake of symmetry and a most unimposing entry hall.... More

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Princeton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Berkshire home, is a perfectly lovely way to spend an afternoon. The home and grounds are beautiful, the staff is knowledgeable, the house tour is very informative as are the exhibits. Edith Wharton was a truly remarkable woman in her time. I highly recommend the "Wharton On Wednesdays" reading of one of Wharton's short stories by... More

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The mansion is continuing to undergo renovation and restoration. The gardens are spectacular. Be sure to take the guided tour of the house to learn as much as you can about the Wharton's. Well worth the stop

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