Oct
25
Fri
Friday Ghost Tours @ The Mount
Oct 25 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Friday Night Frights

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls.  Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home.

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk with steep areas that are not accessible for those with limited mobility.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

You may also check to see if we have availability on our later tour on the date, which is from 7-9 p.m. If you would like to purchase tickets for our 7-9 p.m. Friday Night Ghost Tour, please click here.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Pastor
Domaine Rolet, Jura Wine Dinner with DB Wines @ Chez Nous
Oct 25 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

We hope that you can join us for a very special night, a fabulous opportunity to meet and learn from Cédric DUCOTÉ, winemaker at Domaine Rolet in the Jura region of Eastern France.  Domaine Rolet is located in the steep elevation of the Alps in the wine region of the Jura, near the Swiss border, very close to the Swiss capital of Geneva.   Nestled between the capitals of Dijon and Geneva, the wines here are very distinct and very unusual.

Climate here is very similar to Burgundy but bitterly cold in the winter.  Ripeness is a
concern so many harvests take place well into late October. Domaine Rolet began
making wine in 1942 in the Jura and today is one of the top producers in the region.
The slopes are very steep and difficult to farm.  They farm organically, and never use
herbicides or pesticides. In addition to growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir like
neighboring Burgundy, this region has some very interesting, indigenous varietals,
unique to the region, such as Sauvagnin, Poulsard and Trousseau.  The wines are
very balanced, mineral driven and distinct.  Purity of fruit is paramount.

Domaine Rolet, Jura Wine Dinner

Friday , Oct 25 6:15 pm

DB Wines

Crispy Shrimp Tempura

Tomatillo Salsa

Cremant du Jura Blanc Brut 2014

Mushroom Éclair, Gratinée

Mascarpone & Truffle Crème

Poulsard Vieilles Vignes Arbois 2016

Cod Poached in Champagne

Caramelized Sweet Potato, Creamy Thyme Jus

L’Etoile Chardonnay 2017

Braised Venison Stew

Cranberry & Green Peppercorn Sauce

Trousseau Arbois 2012

Warm Pear Bread Pudding

Toasted Pecan-Caramel Sauce

Cremant du Jura ‘Coeur de Chardonnay Brut 2011

Friday Ghost Tours @ The Mount
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday Night Frights

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls.  Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home.

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk with steep areas that are not accessible for those with limited mobility.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

You may also check to see if we have availability on our earlier tour on the date, which is from 5:45-7:45 p.m. If you would like to purchase tickets for our 5:45-7:45 p.m. Friday Night Ghost Tour, please click here.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Pastor.
Oct
26
Sat
Tea & Talk – “Sisi, the Tragic Empress: A Great, Great Grandson’s Perspective”
Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm

Archduke Geza von Habsburg returns to give a visual presentation on his great, great grandmother “Sisi, the Tragic Empress: A Great, Great Grandson’s Perspective.” Moving from previous subjects, his expertise on Faberge, the Czarist Russian jewelry firm and Vienna’s Museum of Fine Arts that holds vast artistic treasures once belonging to the dynastic family, the speaker will turn to Elizabeth, considered a great 19th century beauty. As wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, she felt oppressed by Viennese court life.  She took refuge in travel, then suffered when their only son committed suicide and died at the hands of an assassin. The event is $55 including Viennese refreshments. Seating is limited. Call us for reservations at (413) 637-3206.

Saturday Ghost Tours @ The Mount
Oct 26 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Saturday Night Scares

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls.  Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home.

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk with steep areas that are not accessible for those with limited mobility.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Pastor
Saturday Ghost Tours @ The Mount
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday Night Scares

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls.  Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home.

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk with steep areas that are not accessible for those with limited mobility.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Pastor
Oct
27
Sun
Backstairs Tours @ The Mount
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
photograph by Christina Lane; courtesy of Berkshire Magazine.

Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour.

The Backstairs Tour ticket includes:

-The Backstairs tour
-Mimosas on the Terrace
-90 minute tour followed by up to 30 minutes of Q&A with the interpreters
-Full admission to The Mount for the day
-Regular guided house and garden tours

The Backstairs Tour often sells out, please purchase tickets online.

There will not be a Backstairs Tour on September 1, October 6, and October 13.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

 

Oct
29
Tue
2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions @ The Library at The Mount
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Come inside Wharton’s elegant library for lively conversation in a truly intimate setting surrounded by her expansive collection.  Each session will explore a topic related to Wharton’s intense intellectual curiosity, from her fascination with science to her love of poetry. Become inspired by the books and topics that exhilarated Wharton!

Space is limited and registration is required.

  • July 2: Wharton’s Men
  • July 30: Music & Poetry
  • August 27: Wharton’s Women
  • September 24: Science & Spirits
  • October 29: Science & Spirits: The Halloween Edition

If mornings are not convenient, we also offer our popular Library Conversations in the late afternoons. To view the afternoon schedule, click HERE.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

 

Oct
30
Wed
Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories @ Drawing Room, The Mount
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a special spooky edition of Wharton on Wednesday where professional actors will take on some of Wharton’s spookier tales. Free for Members, $10 General. Space is limited, please reserve ahead of time.

 

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Oct
31
Thu
Halloween Ghost Tour, 8:00 p.m. @ The Mount
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Halloween Haunt

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Join us on the very night the veil to the spirit world is lifted and discover those who still call The Mount home.

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Please note: appropriate clothing and shoes are recommended.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required. To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out on a specific date, please email info@edithwharton.org to be added to the wait list.

 

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.