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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Interesting and flexible visit

The tour guide was super knowledgeable and gave a great history of the home and the Whartons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Finally, a monument to a great WOMAN

Only 5% of American monuments are to women. Thank goodness for the Mount, Edith Wharton's elegant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide was super knowledgeable and gave a great history of the home and the Whartons. Afterwards you could go back to any of the rooms, sit on any of the furniture not marked otherwise and visit the small library, sit down with one...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only 5% of American monuments are to women. Thank goodness for the Mount, Edith Wharton's elegant and inviting home in Lenox. The tour is fascinating and really gives a sense of the era of the (luxurious) Berkshire "cottages." The gardens are expansive and well-kept, in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We so enjoyed our two hour visit. Great docent tour, impressive story, beautiful grounds. Would recommend highly.

Thank creecree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restored Gilded Age Mansion is breathtaking. The home’s interior is is classical as opposed to the heaviness of Victorian design. Edith Wharton’s love of design and gardens is evident in this beautiful home. The guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. We ate at the...More

Thank Judi H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are fantastic. The tour and history "paint" a picture of our history. Is affordable with a very modest admission fee.

Thank susanmorse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home, stunning home and gardens! Our dcent was excellent. She had lts of information and gave a great tour of Edith Whartons home!

Thank Trail603805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad we added a visit to this estate to our itinerary. We have visited many many historic homes but never one where the docent said, "Only the things you can't pick up are originals" and invited us to sit on the furniture!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting house with an interesting history. The guided tour is essential to have a true understanding of why the house is as it is. There is a somewhat eccentric approach to the buildings design directly based on the owners tastes, feelings and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So worth to see and learn the history of this author The design of the house and story behind it is interesting and the scenery is beautiful

Thank justme640
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a ninth grade student, I remember reading Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome," and while I was too young to appreciate so much of this short novel, it always stayed with me, and has remained one of my favorite works of American literature. If you are...More

Thank Kim H
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June 29, 2018|
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Response from mare0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. This question was asked on our tour!
June 16, 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
March 27, 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.