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Grounds For Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
+1 609-586-0616
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
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... more » 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. « less
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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My friends and I had a great day discovering the Grounds. The sculptures were so lifelike. We spent over 2 hours exploring the grounds. Every path led to another discovery. There were people playing cards, having wine in the woods and just laying around reading a book or newspaper. When I say people, I mean statues. They were so lifelike... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a fun and amazing place! The Seward Johnson pieces are jaw dropping and probably the most popular, but there is something wonderful everywhere you turn. We took a docent guided tour (recommend), enjoyed crepes at the cafe and ended the afternoon with a walk through the water display. We didn't see everything and I'm glad. I want to go... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seward Johnson exhibit is must see. After my San Diego visit where I first saw his sailor and Monroe sculpture I was glad his exhibit was close to home to see other works. Husband and I spent this sunny cool Autumn day strolling the grounds and surprised at each turn we took with such realistic portrayals of people doing ordinary... More

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Grounds for Sculpture is an easy drive from Doylestown. The sculptures range from bringing Renoir characters to life, to a huge sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, various animals to modern sculptures. There are many instances where you feel you are nearing people strolling about only to find they are life like statues. The statues are dispersed throughout lovely gardens. The current... More

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New Jersey suburb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We live about an hour away, but this place is definitely worth a visit. Lots of very interesting outdoor sculptures and pleasant paths to walk around to see them. I especially like the Monet section, where there is a lilly pond as well as two figures and two boats depicting one of his famous paintings. Come early because parking quickly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful on any day to get away! to see everything it takes about two hours and is well worth it! All ages welcome

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to explore on a gorgeous day. Since our last visit, new displays have been placed on the grounds. I love it.

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Milton Keynes Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

fantastic day here we loved it - not only the sculptures but the grounds and beautiful plants My daughter 12 - enjoyed taking lots of amazing photos

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Kennett Square
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've lived in New Jersey for a hundred years but did not hear of this place till i moved to PA. This is a wonderful space interspersed with, at times, life size sculptures of famous paintings; e.g le dejeuner sur l' herb, and other paintings by Renoir, Manet, Monet, et al. There is also a walk through the forest of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The grounds themselves are wonderful, including the amazing Rats restaurant. That aside the grounds are open and beautiful and include plenty of sitting area and peacocks wandering around. A real gem in a place that honestly you would not expect given the area.

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