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“Beautiful gardens!” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
Brooklyn, New York
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“Beautiful gardens!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I recommend the Mount especially for the Gardens, which are beautiful in the summer. A great place to relax and take pictures. The house is also fascinating, although it retains few if any of Edith Wharton's original furnishings. Definitely worth visiting for a taste of splendor during the Berkshires' golden age.

Visited July 2012
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Grounds and Historic Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Love the gardens (managed by my sister-in-law, by the way!) and the woodland trail. The inside is a fascinating glimpse into how the wealthy lived in the last century.

Visited April 2012
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Vermont
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“You will fall in love with Edith”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I didn't know too much about Edith Wharton but after touring her estate, which she designed. I came to admire this new age woman and look forward to reading 2 of her works: The Age of Innocence and Edith Frome. Tour guides were very helpful. Make sure you watch the movie at the start of the tour. Although all the rooms are not completely restored yet, The Mount is still very worthy of touring. The gardens are absolutely fabulous with indigenous plantings.

Visited October 2012
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Oregon
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“Enjoyable visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

It was worth buying the pass to see several different sites, including the Mount. I didn't know who Edith Wharton was, so it was educational. I was disappointed, however, that they didn't tell me at the entrance that I could pay a little extra and go on a guided tour. I enjoyed my visit here, but liked going to the other museums in the area much more.

Visited July 2012
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was Edith Wharton's home that she herself designed. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature. The home and grounds are lovely and well worth the visit. The tour was informative, the guide was excellent, and the gift shop was worth a look, too.

Visited October 2012
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