Group Tours

Now taking reservations

Let us help you plan a memorable day for your group at The Mount–or, if you prefer, The Mount can come to your group.

Picture Perfect Days

Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will tailor their tours of The Mount to suit your interests. Discounted rates and special touring options apply to groups of 10 or more people. Group reservations must be made in advance.

Contact

For more information and to book your tour, please contact:

Group Tour Coordinator – Anne Schuyler
(413) 551-5102; Fax (413) 637-0619
aschuyler@edithwharton.org

Click here for a printable flyer (PDF) about group tours at The Mount.

Group Rates

Guided House OR Guided Garden Tour Prices

Adults: Groups of 10 or more people, $16/person
Students: Groups of 10 or more people, $13/person

Combination House AND Garden Tour Prices

Adults: Groups of 10 or more people, $25/person
Students: Groups of 10 or more people, $20/person

Guided House Tours

One of our skilled guides will lead your group on an hour-long exploration of Edith Wharton’s gracious summer home. The tour reveals the history of The Mount from its building to its restoration, and chronicles Wharton’s life, her remarkable achievements and her literary legacy.

The house tour features three floors of  elegant formal and private rooms. with original paintings and architectural details. Highlights include Wharton’s private library, newly restored bedroom suite, and back of the house areas, including the old kitchen. Group tours can be customized to emphasis a particular area of interest, including our new Backstairs Project highlighting the servant’s side of life.

Guided Garden Tours

An experienced guide will lead your group on a 45-minute walk through The Mount’s restored formal gardens. Originally designed by Wharton, the three acres of tailored grounds feature grass terraces, an English lime walk and French-inspired, sunken Italianate, and rock gardens.

The garden tour recounts the history of the estate’s structures and plantings, discusses the influence of Wharton’s  1904 publication, Italian Villas and Their Gardens, on her landscape at The Mount, and reflects Wharton’s passion for gardens and beauty.

This tour involves walking and some stairs. For groups with mobility issues, we offer a formal garden talk on the terrace.

Group Ghost Tours

By popular demand, The Mount now offers private after-dark group ghost tours. Additional fees apply.

Hours

Open daily 10 am to 5 pm from early May through October 31.

Upon request, tours can be arranged pre-season or outside of normal business hours.

Lunch/Refreshments

For groups of 10 or more, advance arrangements can be made for lunch and/or other refreshments. Please inquire about details and costs. Click here for information about the Terrace Cafe.

Shopping

Be sure to leave plenty of time to browse through our museum bookstore and gift shop‘s large selection of Wharton titles, garden and design books, and specialty gifts.

Programs

Planning your trip for July or August? End your summer day at The Mount by attending our popular Wharton on Wednesday readings, or enjoy live music on The Terrace on most weekends in July and August. Call for details or see our calendar.

Visit Time

Please allow at least 90 minutes for your visit. We suggest 60 minutes for the tour and a minimum of 30 minutes for self-guided exploration. Please add additional time for Combination House and Garden Tours and group lunches.

Accessibility

The house tour, Terrace Café, and bookstore are all wheelchair friendly. All three floors of the house are accessible by stairs or elevator.  The garden tour involves walking and some steps.

Parking and Directions

Bus, van, and accessible parking is available adjacent to the main house.

Click here for directions to The Mount.

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