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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
Phone Number: 413-551-5111
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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For Edith Wharton vigins!

Didn't know anything about Edith Wharton except she wrote Age of Innocence. Really interesting tours of the house and gardens she designed taught us a great deal about her life... read more

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Shropshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't know anything about Edith Wharton except she wrote Age of Innocence. Really interesting tours of the house and gardens she designed taught us a great deal about her life and the times in which she lived.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did both the garden tour and the house tour. On the garden tour Laurie with Lila gave just my husband and I a tour of the gardens complete with explanations about the vision Edith Wharton had for the property as well as the restoration done in recent years. She even had photographs for us to go deeper. She named... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see for anyone even remotely interested in the social or literary history of America. For anyone else, it is just plain beautiful. Be sure to take the tours of house and also the gardens, as it adds a lot and are conducted by knowledgeable guides.

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Concord, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited The Mount twice more than 30 years ago. Beginning in the late 1990s, it has undergone extensive restoration and has taken a quantum leap in attractiveness. The gardens are especially beautiful. My wife and I are both readers and know Wharton's works. Even if you don't, you can get to know this marvelous American writer through a visit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had one hour so decide to take the garden tour at The Mount. The beautiful sunny day added to the experience. I loved the amount of forward thinking by Edith Wharton put into both the house and garden. Loved the stories of her achieving and breaking expected roles of women. The books she wrote/lived included authoritative works on architecture,... More 

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I knew next to nothing about Edith Wharton, but I'm really glad we did the tour. Learned a lot, plus the mansion is utterly breathtaking. The guide was very friendly, and it was not a huge tour. Very educational and worth it.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late morning at the The Mount. The admission was $18.00/$17.00 for adults or seniors. The narrated garden tours are given at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour. Our guide was excellent and gave an extensive tour with terrific detail on the plantings and design of her gardens. The house tours run every hour. We... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By all means it is a nice museum for an Edith Wharton affectionado. Free guided tours are very helpful and it a great option. Our tour guide around the mention, Jack, was great and knowledgeable. The garden tour was not a useful one. Enough just to walk around there and to enjoy the tranquility.

Thank ichidlov
Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building, grounds and information about Edith Wharton's life are all wonderful. But during the summer there is so much more happening here. Look for the weekly readings on the veranda, plays on the lawn, and check the special private tour of her own personal library. There is a walk from the main parking lot but for those with mobility... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on Free Fun Friday in 2015. The house is interesting, but the grounds are amazing. I think that I would have enjoyed it more if I had done more reading in advance of my visit there.

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