The Mount was designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. The house, three acres of formal gardens, and extensive woodlands are open to the public daily May through October.
Wharton designed and built The Mount in 1902, based on the principles outlined in her influential book, The Decoration of Houses (1897), co-authored with architect Ogden Codman, Jr. This classical revival house represents the only full expression we have of Wharton’s architectural interests.
The Mount is the only U.S. monument to Edith Wharton. Please visit the Mount when you are in the Berkshires.
It is also one of the mere 5% of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women.
Pictured: Corinna May, Diane Prusha and Rory Hammond rehearse outside at The Mount