The Main House is closed for the season. Grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. Please review and follow our Health and Safety Guidelines while on property.

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    A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer

    A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! 

     To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead 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. 


The Mount is currently closed for tours. We plan to re-open for self-guided tours in May 2021.Our grounds remain open from dawn-to-dusk. At this time, there is no charge to walk the grounds.

Please check our calendar for special events and programs, including early closings for private events.


Tentative schedule for 2021

May – October

Wednesday-Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Main House, Terrace Café, and Bookstore are all closed on Tuesday.
Through November 15

Weekends: 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
Monday-Friday: Closed


May – October

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • Adults

  • Seniors (65+)

  • Students with ID

  • Children and Teens (18 and under)

  • Military with ID (discount extends to one family member)


    Free admission for up to 4 adults and children always free with EBT or WIC card

The Mount is pleased to participate in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Visitors who present an active Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and a valid photo ID will receive free general admission on the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Admission is nontransferable and for the cardholder only.


2 Plunkett Street (at the corner of Route 7) Lenox, MA

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and is close to Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Mass MoCA and many other Berkshire attractions.

  • 2 hours from Boston
  • 2.5 hours from NYC
  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.335579, Longitude: -73.2829


The Mount welcomes visitors of all abilities and backgrounds. If you have a mobility, visual, or hearing impairment, we are here to help. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

The Mount offers handicapped parking at the Main House and Stable.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all abilities.

Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email below, to discuss accommodations needed for your visit.

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  • Terrace Café

    The Terrace Café is closed for the season. When open, the Terrace Café serves beverages and light fare: sandwiches, salads, desserts, wine, beer, lemonade, and iced tea.
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  • Bookstore

    The perfect place to find a hostess gift or a souvenir.
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