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Review of The Mount

The Mount
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Jaipur, India
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592 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a must visit while you are in the area. The house is being restored beautifully. The history is explained all around the house so that one does not need a tour guide.

Visited September 2013
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Westford, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Mount was fabulous and even a Free Jazz concert”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Labor Day weekend decided to do some day trips.... Visited Stockbridge and Lenox MA. It was a great day of visiting both the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Town of Stockbridge MA. Finished the day by going down the road to Lenox, MA and seeing "The Mount" . It is a beautiful old mansion, beautiful gardens, sculpture around the grounds. The Mount closed at 5pm, but they offered a FREE Jazz Concert on the Terrace that was fabulous. Mount visitors and the general public were offered the Free concert. The concert was from 5-8pm. They offered light refreshments, wine, drinks, and more. I would go back for the concerts anytime. It was a wonderful day.

Visited September 2013
Thank Patti M
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Step back in time at The Mount”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I loved walking down the path through woods and a sculpture park to get to the house. The tour of the house was excellent, very informative. This property was lovingly restored to the vision that Edith Wharton had when she designed and decorated this home. There are wonderful videos and exhibits to add more detail. Sitting on the back veranda, you could imagine how much she loved her gardens and the view it provided. A must see.

Visited August 2013
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Westport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“A must-see for Edith Wharton enthusiasts”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The house and grounds are splendid, but even more wonderful is the history associated with Edith Wharton and her circle--including lots of old-fashioned literary gossip!

Visited August 2013
Thank Richard L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice house. Gorgeous views”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Went on free Friday so no tour. Self guided tour was fine. Gardens were delightful. Jazz concert was great. Not sure I would go back again

Visited August 2013
Thank rdrdr
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