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, Terrace Café, and Bookstore are closed on Tuesdays. The Grounds are open daily. Please review and follow our Health and Safety Guidelines while on property.
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.
“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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SCULPTURENOWCome and see our latest collaboration with SculptureNow, presenting an exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture placed throughout the property. Opens June 1
THE BACKSTAIRS PROJECTWe 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 LEGACYWhy should we read Wharton today? This exhibit invites your answers.
A BEAUTIFUL CONSTRUCTIONThis exhibit honors Wharton’s life and accomplishments, and explores her core beliefs in beauty and structure.
EDITH WHARTON AND THE FIRST WORLD WARThis timely exhibit examines this admirable and lesser-known chapter of Wharton’s life through historic photographs, artifacts and her own incomparable words.