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Address: 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone Number: +1 609-586-0616
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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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Nice time outdoors

The grounds are fun for all ages. Sculptures that almost speak to you! An excellent restaurant completes the attraction. Don't miss if you are in the area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The grounds are fun for all ages. Sculptures that almost speak to you! An excellent restaurant completes the attraction. Don't miss if you are in the area!

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Livingston, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was my second time here. The first time it rained the whole day, so we really couldn't stay long. This month the weather was perfect and Seward Johnson's exhibits were my favorites. I had seen his Forever Marilyn in Palm Springs last year and was glad to see it again. The grounds are beautiful and there are many artists... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

so unique. went in fall. lovely indoor art display and cafeteria selling HOT COCOA!. Got a laugh at the birds in the trees! Peacocks or turkeys? Took a very long stroll throughout the grounds. so much to see. would like to go back in summer when it didnt get dark so late. the seats along the water were a nice... More 

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Long Island, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My husband isn't a museum lover, but the day trip from Long Island was my choice. Well we both loved this place. Everywhere we looked there was interesting things to see, and surprises in many spots too. We would see what we thought was a person, and on closer examination discovered a sculpture. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We unexpectedly had an empty nest weekend and had been wanting to visit Grounds for Sculpture for years. It was a spectacular day and we drove the short distance from Philadelphia. I was expecting rolling greens with spectacular sculpture, and what we found were more works by Seward Johnson, who founded the site, than other artists. Johnson's works are unusual;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit and I was very impressed. There are sculptures everywhere! And the grounds are lovely with alot of places to sit and just enjoy. None of the buildings were open on the day I visited and I don't know what is usually there but I will go back in warmer weather and check it out. i... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It was a day to spend outside after a long winter. The grounds are beautiful but not worth 15 dollars per person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

An interesting mix of art. Something for everyone. Some modern art, but my favourite pieces are the life size people and the reconstructions of famous paintings. THe 65 foot Marilyn Monroe is wonderful you are encouraged to touch and get close to nearly all the exhibits

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11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

we purchased membership to GFS the same day! The main impression that we experienced was how well the over 200 sculptures are displayed on the beautifully landscaped natural environs. GFS states that it limits the # of visitors to about 2500 daily, and if they do, that's probably why our visit was so relaxed and low-key. The grounds are very... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I loved everything about this place. The exhibits were great and I strongly recommend making a visit there.

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