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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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Worth the Effort to Get There

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Lexington, MA
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Lexington, MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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West Lafayette
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59 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Outdoor art great for photography. Pray for good weather, most of it is outdoors. Art studio is a must

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been to Chesterwood a few times as a Massachusetts native and take clients there as a small tour company operator..it is always a favorite!! The gorgeous setting and works of this magnificent American sculptor are awe inspiring. Visitors from near and far always love this gorgeous site and the docents here are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and wonderful!! A must visit... More 

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Freelton, Ontario
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a find and well worth the two hours spent there. To learn the history of this prolific sculpter is very interesting. The amount of work going into the start and prep, is time consuming along with hard. The studio custom designed for proper light is very large and austere. To see the the stages of the Lincoln statue... More 

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Saratoga NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Walk around the grounds. Look at the view. See Daniel Chester French's art and see where it was created in his studio. French's place in art and history is clearly understood in an understated museum in a beautiful spot in the Berkshires. Literally, just up the road from the Rockwell Museum. Different contemporary sculptures are placed throughout the grounds too.... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very helpful staff. A beautiful home and studio. Learned a lot about French and his work. Definitely worth the visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised when visiting the Chesterwood Museum. My wife decided to go here, and I figured it would be all about the Lincoln Memorial. Well, a great deal of it was, but there was also much more. We toured the museum that displayed many of his sculptures, saw a movie on his life, hiked in the trails on the... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

With a home in Lenox, Chesterwood is a favorite place to bring visitors for the history it offers concerning the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and other major pieces but also for its yearly contemporary sculpture show that is installed throughout the site. This year's show featured a single artist whose works were so massive that they were unable to... More 

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