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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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What a beautiful museum. A lot of history here. Gardens were amazing Book store great. The tour... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
smilysandy
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Eaton Center, New Hampshire
an amazing place...

The Mount is a beautiful house (estate, gardens) and there are wonderful programs going on during... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Suzanne S
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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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 27 September 2016

What a beautiful museum. A lot of history here. Gardens were amazing Book store great. The tour director was very infomative!!

Thank smilysandy
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Mount is a beautiful house (estate, gardens) and there are wonderful programs going on during the summer. I have no information about the fall or winter, but I imagine that the fall is beautiful in the Berkshires.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Didn't know anything about Edith Wharton except she wrote Age of Innocence. Really interesting tours of the house and gardens she designed taught us a great deal about her life and the times in which she lived.

1  Thank sueg47
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We did both the garden tour and the house tour. On the garden tour Laurie with Lila gave just my husband and I a tour of the gardens complete with explanations about the vision Edith Wharton had for the property as well as the restoration...More

5  Thank debbiescott2016
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a must see for anyone even remotely interested in the social or literary history of America. For anyone else, it is just plain beautiful. Be sure to take the tours of house and also the gardens, as it adds a lot and are...More

Thank swain1
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I visited The Mount twice more than 30 years ago. Beginning in the late 1990s, it has undergone extensive restoration and has taken a quantum leap in attractiveness. The gardens are especially beautiful. My wife and I are both readers and know Wharton's works. Even...More

Thank PingConcordNH
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had one hour so decide to take the garden tour at The Mount. The beautiful sunny day added to the experience. I loved the amount of forward thinking by Edith Wharton put into both the house and garden. Loved the stories of her achieving...More

1  Thank Renu B
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I knew next to nothing about Edith Wharton, but I'm really glad we did the tour. Learned a lot, plus the mansion is utterly breathtaking. The guide was very friendly, and it was not a huge tour. Very educational and worth it.

1  Thank JaniceandBrian
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived late morning at the The Mount. The admission was $18.00/$17.00 for adults or seniors. The narrated garden tours are given at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour. Our guide was excellent and gave an extensive tour with terrific detail...More

5  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

By all means it is a nice museum for an Edith Wharton affectionado. Free guided tours are very helpful and it a great option. Our tour guide around the mention, Jack, was great and knowledgeable. The garden tour was not a useful one. Enough just...More

Thank ichidlov
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autumn6420
29 August 2017|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. Please go to their website for current information.
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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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