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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
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between...
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Activities: Walking
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There is plenty to see and you will be walking a lot, you may wanna take some snacks to do some stops.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautifully landscaped setting for contemporary sculpture displays and changing indoor exhibits. Nice place to spend a day

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is peaceful, beautiful and scenic... Don't want to say too much because I want to keep it my little secret.

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We drove through the area on the way to Rat's restaurant (outstanding fine dining), and it was just an awesome surprise. We had no idea about this area until we drove through. It is really amazing at night.

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I bring all my overseas guests and relatives here to explore the sculptures and make unforgettable pictures.

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North Caldwell, NJ
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Be very prepared for amazement and laughter. My suggestion is to enter the sculpture gardens through Rats Restaurant and spend an hour or so just meandering through the site. Have a great lunch back at Rats and return afterwards to the gardens for a slow paced walk and realize how much you missed on the first go-round. The sculptures range... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took advantage of a beautiful December day to explore Grounds for Sculpture. This is a magnificent destination which so much for the senses. The obvious draw are the huge sculptures located throughout the grounds such as King Lear, the sea serpent and Marilyn Monroe. However, just as special are all of the little gems found throughout... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I guess this review is tailored more to the international visitor. I have visited this place a number of times over the years and my appreciation for it has increased over time. I admit the first few times I felt the whole thing was so out of place. I couldn't bring myself to see Monet's Jardin à Sainte-Adresse as being... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visit Grounds for Sculpture every year at least once and the experience keeps getting better. They have expanded greatly in the last year or two, as well, adding more sculptures as well as opening a large new building for indoor exhibits as well as a new café. As most of the reviews attest, Grounds for Sculpture is a great... More 

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Princeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

great art work a surprise around every corner. great day trip Spring and fall are my favorite time to visit. takes at least four hours to walk around to see most of the grounds

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