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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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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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Beautiful setting, plus guide cat

We toured the museum with a group from the New York Botanical Gardens in October. We were bowled over with the views from the house and yards and the fall colors. What a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Bellevue Iowa
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Bellevue Iowa
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We toured the museum with a group from the New York Botanical Gardens in October. We were bowled over with the views from the house and yards and the fall colors. What a great retreat this would have been for an artist. Only the first floor of the house is open for tours because of renovation, plus the artists studio.... More 

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111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

First time and last time there. It is now closed for the season, it closes mid October. It is near the Rockwell Museum which is a wonderful art museum. Save the money and time and go to the Rockwell Museum. The Chersterwood Museum featured the artist that did the minuteman and the Abe Lincoln at the monument in DC statues.... More 

1 Thank Umbear
saratoga springs NY
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93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Self-toured the barn which had displays on his works, docent in his studio which was so enlightening, house only 1st floor open due to renovation, 10 min. orientation video in out-building, gardens & outdoor sculpture exhibit. Ate lunch on picnic tables. Lovely day for all.

Thank srhahm
arlington MA
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The website gives the impression that the museum is closed for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. I planned around this closure and then at the museum found that it is only the residence building that is closed. One can easily work around that no matter what time you arrive. I would have found this information... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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105 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The house was entirely covered in scaffolding. I asked when they would be done and was told over a year more. Limited access to only a few rooms off the entryway on the ground floor. The main interest is the artist's studio with plaster maquette for the Lincoln memorial. I did not like the contemporary sculpture displayed in the garden.... More 

Thank Randy M
Nashua, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Talent beyond belief from a master sculptor Daniel French. A must see take the woodland tour and relish the magnificent view from the expansive porch.

Thank pat m
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Definitely cool to see the sculptures and the barn and to see where the Lincoln memorial was designed, but the sculpture grounds, felt ripped off of our $20 to pay to see the grounds. We were too late to see the house and the barn, so if you have other places to see or spend on save your money. If... More 

1 Thank KittyKatNYC75
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were able to buy a grounds pass just to see the sculpture. It changes every year. There we 26 pieces sited in the woods. An excellent map helped us find them all..Chesterwood, the house is very interesting but we had seen it many times before.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Chesterwood is the summer home, studio and gardens of American sculptor Daniel Chester French. Between May 23 and October 12, 2015 the Boston Sculptors Gallery has been invited to organise an exhibition inspired by French's life and work. 24 artists have come up with their ideas in a variety of media and shape. It is interesting but I would not... More 

1 Thank Shahkpankaj
new jersey
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Being interested in Daniel Chester French and his work, I had high expections. The home and studio were nice, as were the grounds and the contemporary sculpture exhibit in the woods, However, the house was undergoing renovation and completely covered in scaffolding. The second floor was closed and the main floor had limited access. Surprised this was not mentioned in... More 

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