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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: 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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Beautiful historical site

We spent a wonderful morning at this NPS site. The grounds are well-kept and the building are very nice. The sculptures are beautiful. We learned quite a bit in addition to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a wonderful morning at this NPS site. The grounds are well-kept and the building are very nice. The sculptures are beautiful. We learned quite a bit in addition to thoroughly enjoying our surroundings on a beautiful day in Vermont!

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were introduced to this magnificent gem by our hotel concierge in Vermont, Carmen. We were looking for a scenic, ride back home and she recommended us this spot. We absolutely loved it. the sculptures, the grounds, the gardens...breathtaking. The place is fabulous. I can only imagine how perfect of a setting would be for weddings etc. I told my... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a great hidden out of the way gem that is operated by the National Park Service. You get in free with a National Park pass (senior, Golden Eagle, etc)..You learn about Staint-Gaudens life and work at this beautiful setting south of Cornish off Route 12A. There is a visitor center with much information, pcutures and video. You can... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

St.Gaudens site on the border of Vermont & NH is simply put beautiful. Nice little gift shop. We loved the sculpture out in plein air. The place should be on any art lover's destination

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Even if you know nothing about art this place is fabulous. The outdoor sculpture is world class and Marianna who gave us the house tour was fabulous. I can't believe this only costs $5. St Gaudens was an one of America's greatest sculptors and his house and gardens are a must.

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Windsor, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful Park and home of St. Gaudins ,one of Americas most significant sculptors. Incredible views of Mt. Ascutney . Near the longest covered bridge in Ameica and across the Connecticut River from Windsor Vermont home of the Vermont Constitution House, American Precision Museum , great dining and recreation. Perfect for all!

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who created the famous Robert Gould Shaw Memorial that pays tribute to Shaw and the 54th Regiment of African-American troops that distinguished itself during the Civil War. There is a second version of the magnificent sculpture at this site, along with other sculptures by Saint-Gaudens set among lovely gardens and in a... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Perhaps unknown to most this man's work is compelling. This is a National Historic Site that is beautifully maintained. The initial video,15 minutes(?) in duration, is well worth watching in order to set the background of Saint-Gauden's life. The grounds are peaceful and his more prominent works have copies on site. The sculptures and reliefs are what the visit should... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Augustus bought the property from his friend Charles Costesworth Beaman, Jr. Augustus called his new home "Aspet". He was a sculptor and you'll see some famous pieces along with coins that he designed. The property is beautiful and peaceful. The atrium is a rectangular black pond with gold turtle fountains. Theodore Rooseevelt asked Augustus to design the $20 gold piece... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were told to go here to see the lovely gardens, but we found a lot more! St. Gaudens was an American sculptor. Some of his works stand in Chicago & NYC. The house is lovely & you can walk through his workshops & see the sculptures. There are two hiking trails on the grounds.We wound up spending 4 hrs... More 

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