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Chesterwood Museum

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Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-3579
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Description: Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the...
Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Minuteman Statue and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Interesting studio and home, very knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful grounds. Really nice way to spend an afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting studio and home, very knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful grounds. Really nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Out of the way in Stockbridge, Mass., this is the very nice national shrine and home to the late great sculptor Daniel Chester French, artist famous for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Chesterwood is a must-see (but often missed) artistic treasure in the Berkshires. The museum helps us appreciate the special talents of Daniel Chester French, and the studio lets us marvel at his process (a study of hands, the play of light, famous statues in different sizes and materials). The house is lovely and the views of the Berkshires are gorgeous... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this spot for a day trip for my husband and I. We did not know about Daniel Chester French and of his multiple well known sculptures including of course The Lincoln Memorial. We loved every moment of the woodland walking tour, including the history of the artist, viewing his summer home and especially his seeing his studio.... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As the creator of the the Lincoln Memorial, the Minuteman at Concord and many, many other spectacular sculptures, Daniel Chester French has a special place in both American history and art history. And Chesterwood, his summer home and studio outside Stockbridge, is a special place. It's helpful to begin your visit with the 15 minute video in the barn that... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So much to love about Chesterwood! The setting is fantastic, the grounds and gardens beautiful, the small museum, house and studio totally engaging. Add in the Woodland Walk and the contemporary sculptures along the path and it is just about the most perfect way to spend time in Stockbridge. What I particularly loved were all the historical connections found in... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very beautiful place set in the woods of the berkshires. We had a picnic lunch on the grounds before we visited the museum areas of the attraction. Saw some very interstin modern sculptures(?), but the best was the studio and works of daniel Chester French, the sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial and The Minuteman statues. Staff was very friendly... More 

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Wellesley, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great little museum of a talented artist's work. Interesting temporary installation. Helpful and friendly staff.

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Manhattan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Museum is spread out over the artists compound. There are several buildings to visit including the artists studio. The grounds are quite beautiful and the walk between buildings is very pleasant. The guides are informative. All in all a major learning experience concerning an artist who's name I knew well, but about whom I knew very little.

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Millis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's a self guided tour of the house, studio and grounds of Daniel Chester French the sculptor that did the Lincoln statute in the Lincoln Memorial and the Minuteman Statute at the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA. There are many of his works on display and the studio tour guide was happy to answer any questions one may have... More 

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Additional Information about Chesterwood Museum

Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-3579
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Stockbridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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