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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

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Address: Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
Phone Number: 603-675-2175
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Description: Once the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this beautiful home and...
Once the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this beautiful home and garden is now open to the public for free concerts and picnics.
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Unbelievable art and summer concert series combined into one trip. Who knew in New Hampshire? A long ride but well worth the trip. Great sculpture, great gardens, great music... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable art and summer concert series combined into one trip. Who knew in New Hampshire? A long ride but well worth the trip. Great sculpture, great gardens, great music. We'll be back!!!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you think art is boring be ready to be amazed at the art works at display here. Paul, our tour guide gave a vivid narrative on the tour I almost went back several years ago. The location of the house itself is so inspiring, no wonder so much art work was produced there. Don't miss it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have been here twice and enjoyed walking around the grounds with the peonies in the garden and the rolling green lawn and little reflecting pool. St. Gaudens was a wonderful sculptor and there is a nice collection of his coins and sculptures. I was happy to see they now have some his work in the new wing of the... More 

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Mariposa,ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were not aware of this National Historic Site when we set out on our scenic drive on hwy 12 A. I recognized the name from it's connection to the design of a couple of the US gold coins of the early 20th century, so we checked out the park. The house and grounds are beautiful, with lots of flowers... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

New Hampshire's only National Park is gorgeous! Saint-Gaudens is the sculptor of the top of Madison Square Garden, the General Sherman statue in NYC, and the Civil War sculpture in Boston. Not only that, he was responsible for the design of our most famous coins too. I had seen all of those, but had no idea they all had the... More 

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Boston area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This beautiful and relaxing setting is the perfect background to Saint-Gaudens work. His home and its grounds are a sculpture garden for his work; information about his life is outlined in both guided tours and standing exhibits in the main house. It's also an excellent place to take photographs and hone one's photography and lighting skills. Our whole family enjoyed... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in at National Historic Site at St. Gautens on the recommendation of a local Vermont friend and enjoyed a peaceful reflective couple of hours walking the property. Some very nicely designed indoor and outdoor galleries displayed August St Gaudens work including demonstration castings for major monuments and reliefs on buildings. Indoors there many castings and moulds for US coin... More 

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Windsor, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The displays are interesting and thought provoking. When you see the sculptures you'll recognized many of them. Be sure not to be rushed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I only wish we'd had longer to enjoy this exceptional site. We toured and enjoyed the beautiful sculptures, done by Saint-Gaudens, who ought be credited with the artistic aesthetic of the U.S. (he is the artist behind the most famous American monuments). When you are in their presence, the humanity of the figure is so present. You want to unfurl... More 

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NEW WINDSOR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have to admit I had never heard of Augusta Saint-Gaudens. I guess as an engineer I didn't take sufficient art course. He was a very talented gentleman artist. His home and studio is wonderful to tourn. The NPS has kept this country home in great condition. Walking the gardens is a lovely experience and add in the statues. Wow,... More 

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Additional Information about Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Address: Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
Phone Number: 603-675-2175
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Cornish
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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