We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
Phone Number: 603-675-2175
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Well worth a visit

This beautiful and relaxing setting is the perfect background to Saint-Gaudens work. His home and its grounds are a sculpture garden for his work; information about his life is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Kerry_Hurwitz
,
Boston area
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston area
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This beautiful and relaxing setting is the perfect background to Saint-Gaudens work. His home and its grounds are a sculpture garden for his work; information about his life is outlined in both guided tours and standing exhibits in the main house. It's also an excellent place to take photographs and hone one's photography and lighting skills. Our whole family enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tappahannock, Virginia
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in at National Historic Site at St. Gautens on the recommendation of a local Vermont friend and enjoyed a peaceful reflective couple of hours walking the property. Some very nicely designed indoor and outdoor galleries displayed August St Gaudens work including demonstration castings for major monuments and reliefs on buildings. Indoors there many castings and moulds for US coin... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Windsor, CT
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
61 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The displays are interesting and thought provoking. When you see the sculptures you'll recognized many of them. Be sure not to be rushed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NEW WINDSOR
Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
130 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Harbeson, Delaware
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
greeley, CO
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
74 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
44 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?