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Berkshires Sights

The Mount

  • 2 Plunkett St. Map It
  • Lenox
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/23/2013

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This 1902 mansion with myriad classical influences was the summer home of novelist Edith Wharton. The 42-room house and 3 acres of formal gardens were designed by Wharton, who is considered by many to have set the standard for 20th-century interior decoration. In designing The Mount, she followed the principles set forth in her book The Decoration of Houses (1897), creating a calm and well-ordered home. Nearly $15 million has been spent to date on an ongoing restoration

project that recently restored the third-floor bedroom suite. Summer programs includes free concerts on the terrace. Take one of the guided tours, or schedule a private "ghost tour" after hours.

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2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240, United States

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413-551–5111; 888-637–1902

Sight Details:

  • $18
  • Grounds: dawn to dusk daily. House: May–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov. and Dec., weekends 10–5

Updated 12/23/2013


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