The Mount Celebrates Halloween with Events for the Entire Family

Lenox, MA—On October 31st, The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Mass., will celebrate Halloween with events and programs for all ages. For more information, please visit EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5100.

Family Fun and Halloween Happenings at Edith Wharton’s The Mount

 

11:00 AM-2:00 PM             Plein Air Pumpkins

                                          Location: The Terrace

Visitors of all ages are invited to grab a brush and a pumpkin! Join us in decorating for the season from the spectacular Autumn view of Edith Wharton’s terrace! Little painters are welcome to decorate on paper or pumpkin. $3.00 material fee applies.

4:30-6:30 PM                      Harvest Spirits

                                           Location: Reading in drawing room, tasting/snacks on the Terrace.

Join us for a hauntingly good evening of seasonal beverages and a spooky story! At 4:30, there will be a hard cider tasting with local favorite Hilltop Orchards. Price includes complimentary apple cider donuts, with a cash bar for additional beverages. At 5:30, actress Ariel Bock, Shakespeare & Company’s artistic director, will be performing a dramatic reading of Edith Wharton’s 1910 ghostly classic Afterward.

$10.00 General, $5.00 for Mount Members.

7:00-8:30 PM                        Halloween Ghost Tour

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps – The Mount’s haunted history includes it all. Join us for a 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate on Halloween evening. You never know who–or what–might happen to show up.

The ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

$24.00 adults, $20.00 youth. Reservations required, and book now, these haunting tours sell out fast!

10:30-12:00 AM                  Halloween Midnight Ghost Tour

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps – The Mount’s haunted history includes it all. Join us for a 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate on Halloween evening. You never know who–or what–might happen to show up.

The ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

$28.00 adults, $22.00 youth. Reservations required, and book now, these haunting tours sell out fast!

About The Mount:

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We engage a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton’s life and achievements through our 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.

For more information, visit EdithWharton.org.

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