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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Idyllic setting for sublime sculpture

Saint-Gaudens is not a sculptor who is well known to most Americans. But once you've visited the site, you'll realize that you've seen his work before. We, sadly, did not have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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East Bay, near San Francisco
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Burlington, Vermont
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited here with friends. It is part of the National Park Service. Saint-Gaudens was one of the great American sculptures and he created the designs for much of our American coinage. The site contains workshops, early versions of the work and the family home. Saint-Gaudens also had beautiful gardens and they were in full bloom during our July visit.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you love art, this is a great treat as it showcases the former home and many of the works of art of one of America's greatest sculptors. The house itself is small. Don't miss the painting by John Singer Sargent hanging in the dining room. The grounds are lovely. We'd been in Woodstock, VT, and stopped by on a... More 

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East Bay, near San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Saint-Gaudens is not a sculptor who is well known to most Americans. But once you've visited the site, you'll realize that you've seen his work before. We, sadly, did not have the opportunity to tour the house, but we freely wandered the spacious grounds and visited the on-site galleries. Allow several hours for your visit, keeping in mind that no... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Living in the area I have been here many times…. just realizing I've never reviewed this marvelous place. It is so wonderful on so many levels. As a piece of art history it is incomparable -- Saint Gaudens was a master of his art, and so much of our historical memory of what it means to be American, and of... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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