The Mount

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The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was then that folks noticed odd noises, strange sensations, and even apparitions of people in old-fashioned clothing who asked them what they were doing there. The site has been featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters, when the team reportedly picked up footsteps, ghostly voices and the apparition of a head peeking around a corner.

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Geographic Information

Address:
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA
United States

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GPS:
42.335787517393015, -73.28327264841005
County:
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Lenox, MA (1.4 mi.)
Lee, MA (2.8 mi.)
Stockbridge, MA (3.8 mi.)
West Stockbridge, MA (4.3 mi.)
Richmond, MA (5.0 mi.)
Housatonic, MA (7.1 mi.)
Tyringham, MA (7.4 mi.)
Pittsfield, MA (8.1 mi.)
Washington, MA (8.8 mi.)
Alford, MA (9.6 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.edithwharton.org/

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