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Grounds For Sculpture

Address: 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone Number: +1 609-586-0616
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Parks, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre not-for-profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in five indoor galleries. With rich educational offerings, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year-round. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. Members receive free admission year-round plus a host of other benefits. For hours, admission prices, membership information, and a calendar of events, visit us online.

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Buena Park, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A bit of a haul from northern NJ but well worth the time. We usually don't take the tours but our guide added to the experience, his knowledge of each piece added to our enjoyment. Our tour had about 16 people and you have to get close to the guide to hear about the art. I would recommend a headset... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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222 reviews 222 reviews
99 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After hearing about the Grounds for Sculpture for many years from friends in New Jersey and seeing the sculpture of the Manet picture, Luncheon on the Grass, in an art documentary, my husband and I decided to visit the Grounds. We arrived about 10 minutes before the tour began, so we decided to take tour. We were not disappointed. Our... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Grounds for Sculpture is an incredible place for an outdoor adventure. It's easy to see all the various sculptures by just walking the paths. I definitely recommend taking a tour with one of the knowledgeble guides (ours was an Art student at TCNJ). We had lunch at the Ratz Restaurant and sat outside with a view of the Monet... More

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Central New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Grounds for sculpture is a great venue to go for couples or families with kids. The grounds are well maintained and have a variety of changing vignettes that highlight the sculptures that are presented there. There are modern pieces as well as more classical. The parts that struck me are the life size pieces that are common throughout the grounds... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a wonderful experience. Many years ago, it was the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. J,Seward Johnson, an American Sculptor, spearheaded the development of the Grounds for Sculpture. Residents of the Princeton NJ area are familiar with Johnson's exquisite bronzes which are peppered throughout the town. The park is set in 42 landscaped acres in Hamilton, NJ. As you approach... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a great way to spend a beautiful autumn day! Or any season, actually..... Just beautiful anywhere you looked! And the life-like sculptures were amazing! Totally enjoyable, highly recommend!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had heard many good things about Grounds for Sculpture and so happy we just went and did it! Easy to access from major highways and lots of free parking. The exhibits are located through out the grounds. So much fun exploring and very relaxing. A fabulous day!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Creativity on a large scale. Beautiful gardens and walking trails.. Look in any direction and you will see amazing sculptures. Make it a full afternoon and eat at the restaurant with the most deceiving name "Rat's"

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited this sculpture park for the first time and it was great Lots of interesting / amazing sculptures Nice park It's worth to come back during the spring as well

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spring lake
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Grand walk through enjoyable creative environment-makes you feel happy and that the world is all good for a little while. Also have a late lunch at Rats to top off your day.

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