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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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Very Impressive

I didn't know much about Edith Wharton prior to visiting but the docents and the displays give a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
straker19802018
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Providence, Rhode Island
Gorgeous grounds and historic mansion

A tour of Edith Wharton's home is fun and being at the beautiful gardens in the summer is a joy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GloriaL627
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Hampton, Connecticut
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't know much about Edith Wharton prior to visiting but the docents and the displays give a comprehensive background of her somewhat sad life. I would recommend taking the guided tour first, then taking a stroll though the house on your own as there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A tour of Edith Wharton's home is fun and being at the beautiful gardens in the summer is a joy. The house has been restored and is a wonderful piece of history

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Wharton's novels, but I'm not always a fan of 'author's home' tours. This one was especially wonderful because the design of the house was an important project of Wharton's - her first publication was about interior design. She deliberately moved away from dark...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my first experience at free jazz at The Mount last weekend and wound up going back the next night. The jazz was great, the grounds gorgeous and a terrific atmosphere!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many "cottages" in the Berkshires. What separates this one was the tour guide, Elric. He was very knowledgeable, added his opinions, which were well received, and was very passionate about the estate. The history of these homes is always worth knowing, and he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice landscape, and gardens. The docent was knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend taking a tour We learned that the property is still working on renovating after some unfortunate change of ownership through the years, it still needs some tlc. But there is a hideous...More

Thank Devin K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you would like to see one of the most beautiful places in all of the Berkshires this is it. gardens are absolutely exquisite and the house is very well taken care of and appointed for visitors. Beautiful trails to walk through and just very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 adults stopped in late May to see and tour the house and gardens while in the area of Stockbridge. In the early 1900’s Edith Wharton used her personal talents of design and architecture along with professional architects and designers to complete...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us toured the lovely former home of Edith Wharton, which was designed by the author herself. One could easily see the Italian influences in the House, gained by her time spent in Italy. While it was a “summer cottage”, it was simpler than...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the home very interesting. Followed by a tour of the beautiful gardens. The view onto the lake was amazing.

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schrambo54
30 June 2018|
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Response from Walter C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure -- it was very warm the day we were there, and it seemed cool inside. I would imagine that they upgraded the systems to handle this when they did the latest renovations.
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kfoster1717
16 June 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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parlor102aveb
28 March 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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