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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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Beautiful spot!

Take the guided house tour with knowledgeable docents and learn about a woman way ahead of her... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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Mom and I both enjoy Edith Wharton's books and were recommended to visit The Mount over some other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie S
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Take the guided house tour with knowledgeable docents and learn about a woman way ahead of her time. The house is lovely and the gardens provide wonderful photo opportunities. Visit in nice weather and enjoy a cafe lunch on the porch.

Thank kingbyriverk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mom and I both enjoy Edith Wharton's books and were recommended to visit The Mount over some other historic homes in the vicinity by a friend. What a joy! Her decorating style is so very different from the standard Victorian; none of the home was...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed our tour of this old historic home. story and tour was very interesting, everyone in our group liked it. has been restored well. some of gardens and stable area closed for winter. i would imagine that summer would be great to visit. strong recommendations....guides...More

Thank ronk699
Reviewed 1 week ago

From beautiful gardens to water fountains to walking trails to pet cemetaries to 1 of the very few grass stair case in the US, you will find it here!! And the inside home tour walks you thru an excellent history of our country.

Thank p n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told this was a highly recommended museum to visit and we weren’t sure what to expect. Looking back we’re very happy that we did go and took the tour which was extremely informative and put into historical balance. A must visit if you’re...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Berkshires many times but never to the Mount. It’s a beautiful estate to visit and the tour is superb! The guide was so knowledgeable and had a real connection to Edith ! It was like she was on stage telling...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very hot day we toured the inside of the house. Because one gets a 2 day pass, we went back for the second day early in the morning.

Thank VirginiaKay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A location really suitable for adults only. Great house to look around, and lots of exhibits and very informative guides. Will take a couple of hours for the visit, with plain garden to wonder around

Thank check06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know much about Edith Wharton but after going on the tour of her home, I plan on reading more of her books. Docent very imofrmative & entertaiing. Grounds very pretty as well

Thank Destination743460
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This magnificently restored home was a treat to tour. Docent was good, but I recommend you read one of Wharton’s novels to get the most out of the tour.

Thank Linda B
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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.