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“Nice, But Not Worth the Admission”
Review of The Mount

The Mount
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Lenox
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Owner description: 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.
New York, New York
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“Nice, But Not Worth the Admission”
Reviewed July 2, 2003

The Mount is interesting, because of who the owner was, but when we saw it last year more than half of it was still unrenovated, yet we were charged (I believe) about $16 admission. Also, it's known for it's grounds, but I didn't find the gardens that impressive (especially compared to those of other tourable estates such as Old Westbury on LI and Hildene in VT).

If you have the time, Hildene in Manchester, VT was a much better tour.

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