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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Cornish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
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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New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wow. We visited Aspet, the home and studios of Augustus Saint Gaudens, as a small group of Master Gardeners. Our docent was friendly and very knowledgable about Saint Gauden's life and his works. It was humbling to be in the close presence of his sculptures and facinating to learn their histories. It is an intimate place to visit; a few... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a great place to visit and learn about one of America's premier sculptors. You will recognize his works and now you can put a name to that work. The home, studio and grounds are well maintained and quite pretty. The park staff are knowledgeable and friendly. If you're in the area don't pass up a chance to stop.

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Natick, MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I learned quite a deal about the fascinating life of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His home is well-preserved, and there are examples of his magnificent work throughout the grounds. Very enjoyable.

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Commack, NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was here on a sunny day. The grounds are truly beautiful, as is the view of Mt. Ascutney to the west. I liked the tour of Aspet, and truly appreciate the original furnishings. The outdoor sculptures and the works of art inside the galleries were wonderful.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The grounds are beautiful, and we really like the grounds' tour. However there is nothing to see and to do in the house.

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our visit to this National Historic Site was very interesting. The grounds are lovely. I sat through the 18 minute video, which was very helpful and turned out to be more interesting than I expected. I think the adults enjoyed the visit more than the children (ages 12 and 15). I highly recommend, especially for art lovers.

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Holden, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had planned on kayaking and hiking, but the weather changed our plans. So on a lark we drove up the hill to the Saint-Gaudens NHS overlooking the Connecticut River Valley. The grounds are beautiful, even in the rain. The house is impressive; Saint-Gaudens was no starving artist! The reproductions of his work were stirring. In fact, this caused us... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We did the house tour and had a brief look around the grounds and studios. The video was interesting. The display on his work on the US gold coins was good.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

For anyone interested in American art--or for anyone who just wants to experience a spectacularly beautiful setting--this home of the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens is well worth visiting. There is much to see on one's own by exploring the extensive grounds and Saint-Gaudens' studio spaces. The tour of the house is also quite interesting. I am very moved by the fact... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is recommended for ALL people...family, school, children, teens, solo. Unfortunately it is not handicapped accessible because of a very long walk from the car park to the grounds, outdoor stairs & gravel walkways. We happened to be there on a live jazz concert afternoon which was an added bonus. Bring along a picnic for yourselves & eat in the... More

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