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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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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
3 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This small park celebrates the life and art of one of America's greatest sculptors. Many of his most famous works are represented here in a beautiful, peaceful setting with fabulous views. The park is very well maintained and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tour the grounds, studios, and, when accompanied by a ranger, the first floor... More

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Cornish New Hampshire is well off the beaten path for most, but visiting Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site makes for a great destination with a pleasant drive to get there. The grounds are well kept, and getting to see his art closeup in a quiet setting is quite the experience. Those with walking impediments may find the dirt path, sloping lawn,... More

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arived at Saint Gardens after it had closed. We were able to walk around to see some of the art work and the beautiful home. It was quite enjoyable to see it with out a lot of people. We would love to go back and see the rest. I would highly recommends going during open hours to view all... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Recently read a book about Americans living in Paris in 1700 and 1800's and studying art and medicine. One of the artist featured was Agustus St. Gauden. He had a terrific career which is documented and well worth seeing at the park. It is situated on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River and New Hampshire mountains. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband had been telling me about St Gaudens for years - finally had the opportunity to visit the Nat'l Historic Site with him. Such a wonderful experience! The gardens themselves are beautiful. The house tour is very interesting, don't understand why everything was kept so dark back in the day - no open windows, very heavy window coverings. Augustus... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been here several times and am always amazed at both the beautiful vistas and fantastic art. The grounds here are lovely if you just want to stroll, but with the added bonus of being surrounded by the incredible sculptures by Saint-Gaudens. Also check out the gallery with shows by contemporary artists.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
11 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We parked in the parking lot and my husband took out my wheelchair. We did ask at the kiosk if there was handicapped parking nearer the house, because the path through the woods was gravel and quite steep. The guy said no, so we set off, to find, when we emerged from the woods and onto the road that there... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just across the longest covered bridge in the US and maybe the world, linking New Hampshire and Vermont and up the road a few miles is this gem of a place. We began with the movie in the visitors center and then strolled the grounds, taking in some of this artist's great works, before meeting a very disinterested Ranger at... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Happily, our Garmin got us here without difficulty on a Sunday afternoon and we're extremely glad we came. The buildings are well-maintained by the National Park Service and the NPS guides were extremely welcoming and well-informed. The art is spectacular and very tastefully presented. St. Gaudens was a sculptor of significant merit, and the whole experience was absolutely worth the... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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216 reviews 216 reviews
111 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I visited on a Saturday morning and it was very quiet. Because there is so much space at the site, it is like being alone! Do not use GPS to get here. We used mapquest and found it just fine. You also get to pass several covered bridges on the way. The admission is only $5, free... More

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