2021 Tour Updates

We offer self-guided and guided tours of the Main House. The docent-led guided tours have limited availability, please make reservations in advance. All on-site exhibits are included with admission to the Main House.  We also have a free audio tour which you can listen to on your own device.  You do not need to purchase a ticket to visit the Terrace Café or Bookstore. The grounds and gardens are currently open, free-of-charge, from dawn to dusk. The Mount will be closed Tuesdays in September and October. Learn more about our Group Tours.

  • Edith Wharton & The Mount (2)

    Free Audio Tours

    Listen on your own device! Learn about Edith Wharton and her beloved home, The Mount. This tour is offered in English & Spanish. Go to Settings and select your language of choice. Disposable earbuds and a limited number of audio devices are available at the Ticketbooth.
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  • Close up of old books stacked on Edith Wharton's desk in The Library.

    Private Library Tours

    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. Dates are subject to availability. Two weeks’ advance notice is suggested. $150 for 2 people, by reservation only.
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  • Ominous black and white photo of the roof of The Mount and an overcast sky.

    Ghost Tours

    “It was like some dark undefinable menace, forever dogging my steps, lurking, & threatening …” – Edith Wharton, The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton Ghost tours are back!  Tricks of the imagination in an old house once inhabited by a skilled writer of ghost stories … or something else? Have a story about the Mount? Email us below – we’d love to hear!
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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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