(© John Seakwood, Courtesy The Mount)
Discover Edith Wharton’s historic American Renaissance estate and lush Italian-style gardens, which she designed and built herself. In this picturesque setting, the first female Pulitzer Prize winner penned works like “The House of Mirth” and entertained guests like Henry James. Guided and self-guided tours available; live theater in summer. Admission: $12-16, free ages 18 and under, $2 tour. May-October, open daily 10 am-5 pm. November-April, open for special events.