Edith and Teddy Wharton weren’t the only people who lived at The Mount from 1902-1911. At any given time when the Whartons were in residence, 15-20 servants staffed the house and property–all of them with unique circumstances and stories.
We’re eager to tell those stories, which is why we just launched a new “Backstairs” tour that reveals details about the lives of servants who lived and worked at The Mount a century ago. On Saturday, we welcomed about 35 people on each of two one-hour tours. Visitors seemed quite engaged, and we were very pleased with how everything went. (If you took a tour, we welcome your comments!) Derek Gentile wrote about the tour in today’s Berkshire Eagle.
And, if you missed the tours last weekend, here’s good news: we’re offering four more “Backstairs” tours this month. Make plans now to join us on at 12 pm or 2 pm this Saturday, December 7, or at 12 pm or 2 pm on Saturday, December 14. The main house will be open on those days from 11 am to 3 pm, offering a warm winter haven, festive holiday cheer, and intriguing Gilded Age history!