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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Friday night free jazz, beautiful location

A beautiful place to visit and walk around with young kids - flowers, fountains, steps to climb... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Altair J
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Visiting with friends gorgeous gardens

Beautiful history about Edith Wharton. Our doused was so knowledgeable and left nothing out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
60nantucket
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A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. We offer guided tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants. In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, presenting lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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+1 413-551-5111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and walk around with young kids - flowers, fountains, steps to climb, hills to roll down, interesting art work. On Friday nights in the summer, they offer free live jazz starting at 5pm. Very crowded, so arrive early if you...More

Thank Altair J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful history about Edith Wharton. Our doused was so knowledgeable and left nothing out. Wonderful afternoon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous setting! just to tour this historic home and the gorgeous European gardens is a treat. Even better, during the summer (not sure if they have it other parts of the year) they have FREE live music in the evenings. you can picnic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited The Mount and had a very enjoyable time. We took the house tour, which was led by a very friendly and knowledgeable docent. We also explored the gardens and the grounds which were both lovely. We were about 15...More

1  Thank irawine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the grounds were lovely and I had a good time wandering the gardens. Tours of the house and gardens are included with admission but you can also tour them both on your own. I thought the garden tour was nice, but maybe too...More

1  Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mound is a beautiful summer “cottage” for sure, but what sets it apart from others from this era was the owner, Edith Wharton. She was an amazing woman of her time & learning about her story fascinated me more than the house. The house...More

Thank mare0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Mount on Wednesday 7/18/18 There is ample parking in the fields adjacent to the admission booth. The front façade in a courtyard does not give an idea of how grand the house is.. The front door is standard size leading into a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people come to see the mansion and grounds which are beautiful and educational but the Mount offers so much more too In the summer on Fri and Sat nights there is free jazz on the imposing terrace overlooking the grounds between 5-7 You can...More

1  Thank daylilly50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful grounds, great tour and good lunch even the Shakespeare play and music on some evenings. Should not miss it if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoughtfully designed between Ms. Wharton and her architect. Take the free tour of the house, given by knowledgeable tour guides and lasting about an hour. Then stroll the outside gardens. I’m so glad this house was preserved for the public. I learned more about Edith...More

1  Thank Feenixwest
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schrambo54
June 29, 2018|
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Response from mare0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. This question was asked on our tour!
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kfoster1717
June 16, 2018|
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Response from miamimimi2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response, was traveling. No, Unfortunately I do not recall the color of the dining and have no photos either. But, if you were to call them I am sure you would receive a precise answer. Good luck
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Hello, we're so sorry this response is delayed! Leashed dogs are absolutely welcome on the grounds.
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