The Mount is open! Advance reservations are required for tours of the Main House. Please book online. You do not need a reservation to walk the grounds, visit the Terrace Café, or Bookstore. The Main House and Bookstore are closed on Tuesdays. The Terrace Café is closed Monday – Wednesday. The Grounds are open daily. Please review and follow our Health and Safety Guidelines while on property.

Tours

This year we are pleased to offer self-guided tours of the house. Please book online. For 2021 we do offer discounted tour packages for groups of 10 or more:

Group Tours

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 an online ghost tour and decide for yourself.

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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. Check back for 2021 dates.
  • 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.