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Grounds For Sculpture

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Address: 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone Number: +1 609-586-0616
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton...
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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Fun sighting at every turn!

Came here with our 7 year old daughter not expecting that she would enjoy the "art" culture and boy were we wrong! We did have the benefit of the doubt.The grounds were perfectly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Came here with our 7 year old daughter not expecting that she would enjoy the "art" culture and boy were we wrong! We did have the benefit of the doubt.The grounds were perfectly manicured and clean. She enjoyed mimicking the sculptures and was very hands on being interactive. She kept raving how fun it was and how peacful it is.The... More 

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newton, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This park has to be the best kept secret in New Jersey. If you want to feel the wonder of a child again, this is the place you must visit. It is a beautiful setting with amazing sculptures that work to transform classic paintings in 3D interpretations. Mr. Johnson, of the Johnson and Johnson family, has created an educational paradise.... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My family booked this for my birthday which included dinner at the Rats restaurant on the property. They offered a Prix Fixe dinner for $44/person which included a "stroll" through the grounds....something not to miss. For an add'l $15 you could pair each course of your dinner with wines of your choosing. Walking around the grounds is great. Our family... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This park is a great escape from the city, we stayed in Manhattan for 3 days, but this time we chose wisely to enjoy the outside of the big city. We rented a car and met with friends at this gorgeous park, in less than an hour and a half, we arrived and started our walk inside, we spent 6... More 

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Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

You simply cannot see everything they have here in one or even 2 visits. I had visited alone the first time and wanted my husband to see it so we went again. This place is just so awesome...the sculptures are fantastic and diverse...they have benches and table and chairs everywhere for you to rest, relax, and contemplate. I think one... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic, especially if you're an art lover or love to take pictures. The scenery is beautiful. Didn't dine at the restaurant, but bought something from the gift shop. I went there in 2010.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A great family fun day. Amazing sculptures, beautiful grounds. I will definitely visit again. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. Pack a backpack for water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

So much to see and experience! Beautiful artwork in an awesome setting! Pictures don't do it justice.

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great place, its huge and has lots to offer. There are three snack bars and one restaurant right inside the attraction. Lots of sculptures to see, they are all nicely positioned, and take you by surprise sometimes. My kids 7 and 3 had a great time, they didn't get tired at all, if anything I got tired of taking them... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I've been here a handful of times with different seasons and each time is just as beautiful. The park is very well kept and clean, with amazing art work. The peacocks are also a nice touch :)

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