Tours

We are pleased to offer daily tours of the house and gardens. We do offer discounted tour packages for groups of 10 or more.

Guided House Tours (included with admission)

An introduction to Wharton’s life, works, and love of architecture and interior design through a 50-minute tour of her 42-room country home.

Guided Garden Tours (included with admission)

The Mount’s restored formal gardens, among the most exquisite in New England, highlight Wharton’s passion for gardening.

Backstairs Tours (Sundays at 10:30, June – October)

Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount.

Literary Roundtable (Fridays at 10:30, June – October)

Join a lively discussion of Wharton’s life and time at The Mount through the lens of her writing.

Ghost Tours ($24 General, $20 12–18 years)

Syfy’s Ghost Hunters found The Mount to be full of eerie experiences. What will you discover on your tour of the most haunted parts of the estate? Not recommended for children under 12.  Make a reservation.

Private Library Tours ($150 for two, by reservation only)

Enjoy a private tour of Edith Wharton’s personal 2,700-volume library. Replete with personal notes, inscriptions, and markings in the acclaimed author’s own hand, these books provide a rare and wonderful glimpse into what Wharton was thinking, and feeling, over 100 years ago.

Contact Nynke Dorhout for more information and to schedule your private library tour. Dates are subject to availability. Two weeks’ advance notice is suggested.

Online Exhibit

Writing The Age of Innocence invites you to follow Edith Wharton’s creative process as she turned rough notes into a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Exhibits

SculptureNow

Come and see our fourth collaboration with SculptureNow, presenting an exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture placed throughout the property. Opens June 1.

The Backstairs Project

We have re-imagined the rooms that tell the stories of the men and women who worked at The Mount, including the Sewing Room and the Kitchen.

Riding the Magic Carpet: Edith Wharton’s Literary Legacy

Why should we read Wharton today? This exhibit invites your answers.

A Beautiful Construction

This exhibit honors Wharton’s life and accomplishments, and explores her core beliefs in beauty and structure.

Edith Wharton and the First World War

This timely exhibit examines this admirable and lesser-known chapter of Wharton’s life through historic photographs, artifacts and her own incomparable words.

Terrace Café

The Terrace Café serves beverages and light fare: sandwiches, salads, desserts, wine, beer, lemonade, and iced tea. Open May 14-October 31, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, except when the House is closed for special events.