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The Mount

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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-0974
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
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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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Beauty in the heart of the Berkshires

On now is walkable sculpture park throughout the perfectly manicured grounds of Edith Wharton's home. If you'd like to go in the cost is $36 for two. However, you are free to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Meriden, CT
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Meriden, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On now is walkable sculpture park throughout the perfectly manicured grounds of Edith Wharton's home. If you'd like to go in the cost is $36 for two. However, you are free to walk the grounds without charge.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kelly gave a wonderful tour and worth the 45 min to learn about Edith Wharton's life and see the home and grounds that she designed. Well ahead of her times in the early 1900's.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beautiful turn of the century estate offers tours of the house and gardens , various Edith Wharton events with a wonderful library, but they have opened up fri evenings for bringing a picnic and listening to jazz on the porch. A couple of lawn chairs, drinks and cheese & crackers and enjoy the free entertainment and people watching. Food... More 

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TheMountinLenox, Executive Assistant at The Mount, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of The Mount and we're glad you had a great time! While people have brought picnics in the past, we strongly encourage our Music After Hours guests to purchase food and drinks from the Cafe and our vendor, as we rely on this income to keep the music series free. We hope you'll... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth the trip -- so unlike the dark Victorian mansions that you might have expected. Check out the beautiful little details like the door knobs and other fixtures.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to The Mount. There is an introduction video. The docent gave us a tour of this large home followed by time for us to tour the rooms again at our leisure. There is a cafe for outside eating. The house as well as the gardens offer much symmetry which was Mrs. Wharton's style. There is... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The western end of Massachusetts has many interesting sites to visit. I would rank this home as well worth the visit if you are in the Stockbridge area. Her book - The Age of Innocence - was partially written there.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great opportunity to learn about the life of Edith Wharton. Visitors are allowed throughout the entire house and treated as guests. Tours are every hour and our tour guide was great. On free Fridays there is jazz on the terrace starting at 5pm and the music was great.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here a few years ago and truly enjoyed our visit. The house is magnificent and the grounds are beautiful. Looking forward to visiting again. Worth a visit.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This "free fun Friday" was a 2 1/2 drive --- but totally worth it! From the minute we pulled up and parked --- and walked the long trail to the main house --- and was able to view the sculptures along the way --- everything was fantastic! On "free fun Friday", the tour of the house was a presentation outside... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Edith Wharton has long fascinated me since reading "Ethan Frome." Visiting The Mount was on my bucket list and exceeded every expectation. From the diverse sculptures on the walk to the house, to the luscious gardens, to the fascinating house tour, ending with a literary discussion over lunch on the terrace - nothing disappointed us. You really begin to understand... More 

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