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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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Princeton, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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296 helpful votes 296 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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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

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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57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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