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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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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This palace is a must for anyone interested in architecture, gardens and Edith Wharton. Superbly restored and excellent tour with a docent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This palace is a must for anyone interested in architecture, gardens and Edith Wharton. Superbly restored and excellent tour with a docent.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good thing about The Mount is that you will always get on a tour. The bad thing about The Mount is that you will always get on a tour. They don't seem to limit the size of the tours, so depending on when you go, you could have a great experience with a small group, like we did, or... More 

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting tour of home history and the beautiful gardens. Edith Wharton's estate is a must, especially if you're interested in Women's History! The place is a work of art and has been restored.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I honestly have never read any Wharton, however I do enjoy touring homes of this age. This visit was quick for the purpose of seeing the sculpture exhibit. I would say much of the sculpture fit well into the natural setting. The house itself is an incredible work of restoration and the freedom one is allowed in going through is... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It gives you a nice peek into Wharton's life while she lived there (if briefly) and did a particularly good job of connecting her theories about architecture and decor with her writing. Lovely gardens with highly informed tour guides. Lots of reading panels inside give information about life in turn-of-the-century Gilded Age America. Nice little cafe for something to drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century 35 room mansion where Edith Wharton lived in Lenox, MA from 1902-1911 in a troubled marriage. After she won fame and fortune for "The Age of Innocence," she divorced her husband and lived the rest of her life in France. The Mount is smaller than most upper crust structures of that period, but its grounds... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to The Mount takes you back a century for a peek into the life of celebrated author Edith Wharton. More than a successful novelist, Wharton was a gardener, a designer, an architect and a social activist reaching out to help WW I refugees. Her restored home contains her library and offers a glimpse into a way of life... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful home with lush gardens both well maintained. Tour guide was helpful and knowledgeable. A very interesting destination.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mount in Lenox, MA, was the home of writer, Edith Wharton. On the five minute walk to the house, there are sculptures scattered about that offer visual interest to the already peaceful scenery. Theses change every year and provide great accents along the path. They offer a garden tour and a house tour of the historical estate. Each tour... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, beautiful and historical home, and informed docents make The Mount a great stop for fans of the work of Edith Wharton and those who appreciate visiting historic homes. What sets The Mount apart from other similar sites is how very accessible the home is to those who have movement limitations. There is designated parking, an entry, and a... More 

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