If you don’t know who Edith Wharton is, it’s high time you did. Born into the upper crust society of New England in 1862, much of her life was dictated by…
If you don’t know who Edith Wharton is, it’s high time you did. Born into the upper crust society of New England in 1862, much of her life was dictated by staunch puritan standards. Being of a more progressive mindset than the times, Edith took every opportunity to learn and experience all the things young Victorian ladies shouldn’t— traveling to Europe, studying architecture, and volunteering in areas impacted by WW1. Putting all of her thoughts and observations on paper, and daring to publish, solidified her ascension into the hallowed halls of feminism.
The Mount, Edith’s estate just outside of Lenox Massachusetts, is living on in her spirit. A National Historic Landmark, the Mount is a celebration of Edith’s intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy. Year-round programming reflects Wharton’s love of culture and the arts and includes live storytelling events, theater, music, and a popular Monday Lecture Series during the Summer.
A beautifully manicured and landscaped property surrounds the estate. Rotating artist installations decorate the grounds. Wooded pathways lead past rock outcroppings and moraines, leftovers from the giant glaciers of prehistoric times.
During her years at the Mount, Edith wrote her most prolific novels, her hand guided the architects as they designed the estate and her imagination instructed the landscaping. This turn-of-the-century estate offers tours and intrigue for all ages.