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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Even good for young children!

We went to tour the Estates in July. I was adventurous and decided to take our five-year-old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
heatherr1976
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Somerset, PA
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A Masterpiece by Edith!

Totally enjoyed a beautiful day and visit here! We had lunch on the veranda overlooking the Italian... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura7Clearwater
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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.
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to tour the Estates in July. I was adventurous and decided to take our five-year-old, three-year-old and an infant in a stroller. Our kids were very well behaved as long as you instruct him obviously not to touch anything! They had a scavenger...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Totally enjoyed a beautiful day and visit here! We had lunch on the veranda overlooking the Italian garden with a stretching view of the landscape. The offerings were rather slim, sandwiches, a few salads, all pre-made and overpriced. But the ambience was gorgeous-we felt like...More

Thank Laura7Clearwater
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mount schedules a great summer lecture series. We leard Elaine Schowalter on her new biography of Julia Ward Howe. She gave it twice to a full audience. Lunch on the Terrace Restaurant was fresh and tasty. Worth the visit.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A major surprise about The Mount, the home novelist Edith Wharton and her husband built, is that she carefully designed it along with the architects, wrote about that process and apparently produced one of the first interior design books published in America and it is...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 5 days ago

After the tour, they allow you to walk around and spend time in each room for as long as you wish. There were personal objects in the room, most notably the collection of books in the library, as well as lovely grounds to walk about....More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Edith Wharton's novels and enjoyed seeing her summer home. It is very interesting and the tour guide was excellent.

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the evening "Ghost Tour" for something different. What a pleasure! I had Marge and Elrick leading and following. Marge was an excellent guide-knowledgeable, interesting and patient. Erick paid attention to the finer details. All-in-All...Very Enjoyable!

Thank gnaturecenter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not originally planned to visit The Mount but did so at the recommendation of someone at Tanglewood. We are so glad that we did. The house and grounds are beautiful! The woman who led our tour was very knowledgeable and we learned a...More

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great introduction to the life and history of Edith Wharton with very serene, peaceful grounds - ideal for picnic and just to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Sylvia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this house tour. Having read 90% of Edith Wharton's works, it is a joy I first experienced and then shared with friends several times. Standing in her room, imagining her sitting up in her bed, writing Ethan Frome. The grounds are delightful as...More

Thank Lisa J
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janebsm
24 June 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The admission fee is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $13 for students with a valid ID, and free for children and teens (18 and under).
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mrpfk48
14 May 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The Main House is handicap-accessible for wheelchairs and there is an elevator to all three open floors of the house. A wheelchair can absolutely be pushed through the gardens. The sunken... More
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Roxana B B
28 April 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! The Shakespeare and Company performances at The Mount will typically be performed in inclement weather. If there is a weather-related cancellation, Shakespeare and Company will make the call... More
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