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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
603-675-2175
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Cornish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Once the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this beautiful home and garden is now open to the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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Cohoes, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 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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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This historic site consists of the home, gardens and studios of one of American's greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Guided tours are offered and should not be missed. Our guide was Kate and she was one of the most entertaining and knowledgeable guides we have ever had. She not only offered a lot of interesting information and stories about Augustus, but... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Thank you, National Park Service! This place is wonderful! Well maintained! Gorgeous gardens! Informative Rangers (thank you, Ranger Tatem)! What an unexpected treat to be able to walk the grounds, visit the home of one of the greatest American artists! The exhibits are fantastic! The Farragut, Diana, Sherman... WOW! Ample parking. Family friendly. If you have read McCullough's 'Americans in... More 

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DunmorePA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a must see historical home, gardens and studio of Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the beautiful state of New Hampshire!! The house and gardens are lovely along with the beautiful sculptures!! I only wish we had more time to explore the grounds more...but glad we made the stop on our way!!

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