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The Mount

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Address: 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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10:00 - 17:00
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The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that...

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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Fun and Educational Day out with friends

Had a great time in autumn.. looking forward to seeing the gardens come back to life this spring! Plenty of places to eat in the area including the terrace at The Mount.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2015
Jen B
Bethel, Connecticut
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Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Had a great time in autumn.. looking forward to seeing the gardens come back to life this spring! Plenty of places to eat in the area including the terrace at The Mount.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I visited in October just before the house was closed up for the winter. The house tour was very informative and the docent was a nice combination of factual history, anecdotes, and humor. Edith Wharton was an interesting and accomplished woman; the house is a pleasing and classic home that has a comfortable feeling. The house is now closed for... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great day visiting The Mount. Well worth the drive and I had an absolutely gorgeous day to walk around. I will go back in the spring to see the gardens in full bloom.....and i can't wait.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Mount is quite a special place. The house and the grounds are a sight to behold. Stunning architecture and immaculate gardens combine to create a beautiful experience tucked into the Berkshire woods. I sipped a wonderful drink on the veranda while listening to live music. It was a wonderful experience.

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This is not a "stately home" of the sort with which we in England are blessed. The decor and the furnishings are reproduction in the main, but his does not detract from the visit, as long as you have a guided tour. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable indeed and we managed to fit in the "literary tour" as... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

While best known for the wonderful tours of Edith Wharton's restored residence which we have enjoyed, we return on pleasantly breezy and sunny days for the al fresco dining with a beautiful view of the Berkshire vistas from the terrace. Reservations are advisable and parking and admission to the grounds are included. The food is very good, expertly prepared and... More 

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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

The house is not furnished much and what is are not the original furnishings. Most of tour is a story of her life and writings. Garden is nice but very limited. I would suggest giving a second thought before going here.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We chanced on this three days before it closed for the season and glad we got under the wire. One can tour without a guide since each room is well described, but do the tour if you can. No extra charge and the guides provide more information. Unfortunately time and weather conspired to make a tour of the grounds and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

One of the few attractions in the Berkshires still open in late October. We had a good docent who was knowledgeable and quietly enthusiastic, and that makes all the difference.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Edith Wharton's gracious home was a wonderful surprise with a fascinating story to tell. The ''modern'' sculptures in the grounds are an insult to the intelligence.

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