The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974
Update: All public events are cancelled. Our grounds will continue to be open, free-of-charge, from dawn to dusk. We encourage those who can to get outdoors and enjoy these longer days.
Open daily May-October and on weekends November-February. We are closed for tours in March and April but our grounds are open, free-of-charge
The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.
In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels.
A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.
The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.