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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: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Harbeson, Delaware
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful sight, history and gardens. There is a 10 minute film that helps set the stage for your visit to this beautiful and historically significant site.

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greeley, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I knew of St. Gaudens as the designer of the $20 gold piece. My wife had never heard of him (and she is an art type person - what does that say about our education system?). The movie at the visitor center gives a good overview and the statues, reliefs, and coins displayed show his genius. Beautiful setting, the trip... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Saint-Gaudens recently while in the area. It's a peaceful, relaxing, and interesting place to spend some time. The sculptures are really interesting, and the history of the place was also neat to hear. There was a sculpture who was working in the studio while we were there. The grounds are beautiful in the fall. Our visit was in... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Learn about one of the great American sculptors you've probably never heard of. The grounds are beautiful and the sculptures fit in perfectly to their surroundings. Definitely worth the stop if you like art, civil war memorials, or house tours.

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The statuary, the gardens, the home all blend together to reveal the soul of a master sculptor.You may not readily know the name of Augustus Saint-Gaudens but you will be surprised by the familiarity of his work. Afterwards, you'll not soon forget his name nor the delightful memory of your time spent there. You'll be stunned by the sweeping majesty... More 

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