The Mount Calendar

Events Update

By: - Oct 08, 2021

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, 413-551-5111

Experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved estate. The Mount is currently open Wednesday – Sunday for tours. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays in November & December. See the mansion all dressed up for the Holidays! Holiday House tours start November 27. Tours can be booked online at Please visit our website for the latest calendar of events.


NightWood: An Outdoor Sound and Light Experience
November 4 – December 31
Thursday – Sunday evenings starting at 5:00 PM
Adults $20, Youth (5-18) $10, Free for children 5 and under

Please join us for the second year of our fantastical winter landscape inspired by The Mount’s unique architecture and history. NightWood combines music, lighting, and theatrical elements to create seven unique scenes that evoke feelings of wonder, mystery, and magic. This year’s show includes several new elements including The Eternal City and The Conference of Trees. Book now at


Holiday House Tours
November 27 – January 2
Saturdays & Sundays

The Mount is dressed up for the holidays! While the Whartons did not spend Christmas at The Mount, we have decided to imagine what it might have looked like if they had. Festive decorations will be throughout the Main House. Tours are self-guided. Book online at

Additional Events:

 A Reading of The Lady’s Maid Bell with Elric Walker
October 20; 4:00 PM
$10 general; $5 Mount Members

In October, we celebrate Halloween with a reading of Edith Wharton's short ghost story, "The Lady's Maid's Bell," published in 1902 by Scribner's Magazine. Join us by the firepits for this outdoor event. Register at  


Beyond the Writing of Fiction Series
Online monthly series starting October 21
Free with registration

Writer and book coach Courtney Maum is thrilled to speak with guests from across the literary stratosphere on The Mount's monthly series focused on the craft of writing. The breadth and diversity of the guests is a nod to Edith Wharton's own affection for various forms of writing.

This series is online through June 2022. Full schedule to be announced. Register at


  • October 21 at 4:00 PM:  Anne Perry, author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series


  • November 17 at 4:00 PM: Jennifer Croft, author, critic and translator


Home: A Celebration with Charlotte Moss & Susan Wissler
December 7, 4:00 PMOnline, Free with registration

What is home to you? Could any question be more fundamental? The Mount's Susan Wissler is among the many voices answering this question in the new book HOME: A CELEBRATION by Charlotte Moss. One of Moss’s inspirations for this project is Edith Wharton’s The Book of the Homeless (1916), a successful fundraising effort that aided refugees and children during the First World War. In the spirit of Wharton, a portion of the profits will benefit the organization No Kid Hungry. Register online at