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. Learn more about our Group Tours.

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    Free Audio Tours

    Listen on your own device! Learn about Edith Wharton and her beloved home, The Mount. This tour is in English but we are working on our Spanish version, which will launch later this summer. Disposable earbuds and a limited number of audio devices are available at the Ticketbooth.
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  • Wharton’s Library photo by Jody Christopherson

    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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    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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