TheTerrace Café is now open. The Main House will open for tours on July 15. We will be open Wednesday – Monday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Advance ticket sales will start on July 9. Our grounds remain open for public use. Please practice safe social distancing while you are here and follow our Safety Guidelines. Be sure to check back for updates, or sign up to receive email updates of our plans.

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:

Group Tours
  • 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.

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

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Ghost Tours

“It was like some dark undefinable menace, forever dogging my steps, lurking, & threatening …”
– Edith Wharton, The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Tricks of the imagination in an old house once inhabited by a skilled writer of ghost stories … or something else?

Take a ghost tour and decide for yourself. Check back soon for 2020 Ghost Tour Dates.

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Exhibits

  • Writing "The Age of Innocence"

    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.
    View the Online Exhibit
  • SCULPTURENOW

    Come and see our latest 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.