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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Beautiful home even more beautiful gardens

The tour of Edith Wharton's home is very interesting. The home and grounds have been under... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Esther S
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
via mobile
Was interesting

Even the entrance ticket is $18 per person that a bit too much, we took a chance and went for a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Olga K
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New York City, New York
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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 22 May 2016 via mobile

The tour of Edith Wharton's home is very interesting. The home and grounds have been under restoration for years. The home is beautiful and the gardens are back to Edith Wharton's design.Each year new sculptures are placed around the gardens .

Thank Esther S
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Even the entrance ticket is $18 per person that a bit too much, we took a chance and went for a guided tour around the house. It turn out to be very interesting and informative. The tour guide Ms. Margi, hope writing the woman name...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Anne Schuyler and her staff are amazing! Large group arranged a visit to The Mount during our stay in the Berkshires. So glad we did! Tour of the house, lunch on the veranda, walk the grounds. The gardens are amazingly beautiful. Who knew so much...More

Thank nancyjobrien
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We visited here this week and really enjoyed the grounds, tour, house and information. It is a a wonderful place to visit. I really knew very little about Edith Wharton, but was very informed about her life by the end of the visit. Beautiful estate....More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We never heard of Edith Wharton or read any of her many books. This was one of those experiences that was more than we had hoped for. The tour guide, Ann Shea, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I guess we'll have to buy some books...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was a fun side trip. The Mount is a gorgeous house, restored beautifully, with great exhibits throughout. and the grounds are huge!!! a good way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing estate and gardens! We enjoyed a wonderful few hours touring the estate grounds of The Mount.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were fortunate to be walking the grounds a week before the official opening when the managers of this home allowed us to take an unofficial tour. The grounds are magnificent and the home is really special. Thanks to some Herculean efforts, the home was...More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a fun side trip especially if you've read any Edith Wharton or enjoy that time period in history. Beautiful house on it's way to being restored.

Thank kmass15584
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Home of Edith Wharton. Beautifully landscaped and restored to the time Wharton lived here. Great job of restoration

Thank marty2406
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mrpfk48
Is the house handicapped accessible for wheelchairs? elevator to the second floor? can a wheelchair be pushed thru the gardens? Thank you
15 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
for the 2017 Shakespeare performances, for Shakespeare performance, what if it rains
29 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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lynne D
Will the ghost tour be available the weekend of May 5,2017?
1 February 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, there will be no ghost tours in May. Ghost tours for 2017 will begin in mid-June. We should have all of the dates up for the summer and fall very soon - please feel free to... More
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