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Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., P.O. Box 827, 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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Beautiful place to visit

I love history, so learning about the sculptor who designed the Lincoln Memorial was amazing. This is a beautiful spot in Stockbridge too. The museum is small and you can read... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love history, so learning about the sculptor who designed the Lincoln Memorial was amazing. This is a beautiful spot in Stockbridge too. The museum is small and you can read everything in an hour or less. You can also tour the studio and the first floor of Mr. French's house in less than an hour so probably 2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Chesterwood is the summer home and studio of scuptor Daniel Chester French who may be best known for sculpting the figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,D.C. A short movie gives a good overview of his life and work. Then you are invited to stroll the grounds which include his summer home, his sculpting studio , where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was a super relaxing stroll and house tour. You are allowed to tour at your own pace and walk the grounds. It really is a lovely spot. My husband and I were commenting on how awful it would have been if we had our kids w us. I don't imagine they would have found it much fun. If you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

French created the Lincoln Memorial. There is a good introductory film and information center. Visit the house and studio. Beautiful grounds to wander or relax on the lovely porch with a fantastic view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My 10 year old grand nephew was treated to a private tour of the studio. The tour operator was impressed with his knowledge and questions about Chesterwood. Just to think that huge statue was designed and sculpted in this small Berkshire village and then cut into pieces and transported to his permanent home in Washington, D.C. must have been such... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were glad to find the museum open even though a lot of places in the area do not open until Memorial Day weekend. They did charge full price for admission even though not all the outdoor exhibits were available to be viewed. The tour was wonderful, very informative and all questions answered. We were glad we had the chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Chesterwood is often overlooked by visitors who know all about Tanglewood or the Norman Rockwell Museum. But the home and studio of Daniel Chester French is well worth a visit. He was a young genius, creator of major public art like the Lincoln Memorial and the Minuteman Statue. Lovely grounds...sculpture garden, small museum. Enjoy!

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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It does take a bit of an effort to get to Chesterwood; it's in a really out of the way spot. We put the address into our GPS and it took us through a large hilly, wooded area, over narrow, unmarked dirt roads. Our trust was rewarded, though, and eventually we got to the beautiful site. Other visitors were talking... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Chesterwood is the home of Daniel Chester French... think Lincoln Memorial. He was a very prolific and well known 19th century artist with many stunning sculptures, commissions etc. His home, and the studio are a deeply personal experience in my opinion. Plus the small museum is beautifully done and very informative. Another very worthwhile visit to enjoy the former lifestyle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is not the open, sprawling area graced with French’s sculptures that I’d somehow envisioned. The home, studio, and welcome center are a bit crowded on a hillside. There are open areas, mainly featuring contemporary, abstract sculpture when we were there. There’s one DCF sculpture of Lincoln standing and a small fountain and landscaped area and a nice view of... More 

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Additional Information about Chesterwood Museum

Address: Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., P.O. Box 827, 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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