The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox: Hours, Address, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home Reviews: 4.5/5

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home is an historic house museum and vibrant cultural center located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Take a tour of the mansion Edith Wharton designed and where she wrote The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome. Book online at EdithWharton.org.
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Laura S
Los Angeles, California, United States26 contributions
Such a wonderful visit and a terrific guided tour. Glorious grounds. We had a terrific time and learned so much about the author's rich life.
Written August 13, 2022
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Gene K
Salisbury, NC1,159 contributions
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Excellent guided tour of this historic home. Leave plenty of time if you want both the guided tour of the house and the guided tour of the gardens. You can take a self guided tour, but you would miss a lot of interesting details. There also is a summer show of sculptures along the path leading to the house. The cafe has some very good sandwiches and salads at a decent price.
Written August 8, 2022
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radar643
Minden, Canada1,164 contributions
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A beautiful property in the Berkshires that was designed and built by writer Edith Wharton. Although she lived there from only 1900-1 911, she left her mark on this community and through those who visited there. The gardens are well landscaped and the home has been restored filled with decor from the early 1900s. Although you can do a self-tour, a guided tour through the mansion is the way to go as each area/room reflects Wharton's spirit during her time here. The gift store and restaurant are also venues to visit in the home as well as a stroll throughout the grounds.
Written August 7, 2022
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line10
Saint Augustine Beach, FL295 contributions
Worth the visit! Very informative tour of Edith Warton's home. The Mount has been beautifully restored and the grounds are lovely. Learned so much about this author.
Written August 2, 2022
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LIBoomer
Delray Beach, FL69 contributions
Couples
Wonderful visit so we went twice! The house tour was terrific. We learned a lot about Edith Wharton and how she lived and what inspired her. The grounds are amazing and are open to all for free. We went back a second day to sit in the gardens a bit more. So serene and beautiful.
Written July 28, 2022
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floppypoppy26
5 contributions
Couples
I relished the opportunity to learn much more about Edith Wharton, an author I admire. Her beautiful grounds and home, accompanied with an informative garden tour and much written material in the Mount, gave me a broad but in depth perspective of Wharton’s life.

The gardens were delightful. The home peaceful. A snack bar on the shaded terrace was perfect for a simple lunch.

I hope to return to walk the trails of the estate…both in autumn and spring. They are unique. Whoever saw a forest with Myrtle and ferns as ground cover?
Written July 28, 2022
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Kristen P
Brookfield, CT113 contributions
Friends
We decided to stop in to visit on a last minute trip to the Berkshires. The history behind this home is fascinating and though multiple owners have come and gone since the famed author lived here, it’s wonderful that the home was so lovingly preserved and restored back to the era when she lived here. The grounds are lovely, full of sculptures and a garden area. This is a small bookshop as well.
Written July 27, 2022
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Laika B
Marathon, FL27 contributions
This is a very informative tour about a pathbreaking author in a beautiful house. Don't miss it if you are in the Lenox area.
Written July 18, 2022
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Elfma
Greenwich, CT345 contributions
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Coming here for years and had no idea that this stunning estate offered exceptional hiking trails. Beautifully manicured grounds, no admission fee for early birds before 10, restrooms, paved parking.
Written June 30, 2022
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Christine B
Boston, MA74 contributions
This was a surprise.....such a delightful experience and on a very rainy day! There is a lot of background info provided that helped to provide the historical context. The exhibits were well-done, and provided some surprising information about Edith Wharton....such as her volunteer work in France during WW I. I especially liked the tour....about an hour, and then the leisurely way one could enjoy the house afterward. The gardens were smaller than I thought, but really lovely. There were also beautiful sculptures along the road to the house once on the property. Oh, and the lunch on the outside "patio" overlooking the grounds was very good and a nice place to view the rolling grounds. Highly recommend for adults or teens.
Written June 28, 2022
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