Now accepting 2022 bookings.

Bring your groups to The Mount, named a top-ten house tour by Fodor’s.com, for a memorable visit. Our guides share their knowledge of the beauty and history of Wharton’s home and tailor their tour to your group’s particular interests. Discounted rates apply to groups of 10 or more people. Advance reservations required. Arrangements can be made for lunch and/or other refreshments.

For more information, pricing, and to book your tour,
please contact Anne Schuyler, Visitors Services Director,
413-551-5102 or email aschuyler@edithwharton.org.

Tours include:

  • Elegant 1902 house with restored gardens.
  • Special exhibitions including an outdoor sculpture show.
  • 50 acres of preserved woodlands.
  • Shopping in The Mount’s gift shop.
  • Refreshments at the Terrace Café.

More information:

  • Located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts, just minutes off the Mass Turnpike.
  • Arrangements can be made for lunch and/or other refreshments.
  • Lunches served on the Terrace, overlooking the gardens.
  • Specialty tours, including ghost tours, available on request.
  • Handicapped accessible.
  • Advance reservations are required.
  • House Tour

    60 minutes

    This tour reveals the history of The Mount from its building to its restoration, and chronicles Wharton’s life and her remarkable achievements and legacy.

  • Garden Tour

    45 minutes

    This tour reflects Wharton's passion for natural beauty and discusses the design influence on The Mount's gardens. This tour involves walking and some stairs. For groups with mobility issues, we offer a garden talk on the Terrace.

  • Group Ghost Tours

    90 minutes

    By popular demand, The Mount offers private after-dark group ghost tours. This experience takes you to the most haunted parts of the estate and is not recommended for 12 and under.

  • Book Clubs

    What better place to talk of books and of writers than in the home of one of the best? We will create a sparkling day for your club; with, refreshments of your choice, and a skilled Wharton interpreter to lead your discussion.

School Tours

Tours and programs are open to K-12 students and are available year round.

Student group rate: $5 per student

To learn more, please contact Anne Schuyler,Visitor Services Director, 413-551-5102.

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More reasons to book your group tour:

Named Best House Museum by Yankee Magazine, visit Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s home. Here, she wrote some of her most famous novels including Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth.

Tour guides share their knowledge of the beauty and history of Wharton’s home and tailor their tour to your group’s particular interests.

We offer tours of the house and gardens, a book club tour, and our popular ghost tour.

We invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms.

Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and the lives of the servants.