Now accepting 2021 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 a 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

    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

    90 minutes

    By popular demand, The Mount now offers private after-dark group ghost tours. Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate. This spooky tour 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 a reserved spot on The Terrace, refreshments of your choice, and a skilled Wharton interpreter to lead your tour or discussion. Prices vary by package. Be sure to leave plenty of time to browse through our bookstore’s large selection of Wharton titles, garden and design books, and specialty gifts.

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 lives of the servants.