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“Outstanding place to visit! Wonderful sculpture and site! A Must-See!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
603-675-2175
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Cornish
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner 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.
Bridgewater NJ USA
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“Outstanding place to visit! Wonderful sculpture and site! A Must-See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Be sure to take the time to visit if you are in the Windsor/ Woodstock area. This was supposed to be just a side trip, but turned out to be a jewel of a stop. This is a National Historic Site, so we were able to use our Senior Pass. We lucked out! We got there at 5 to 2, only to discover that there was a 2 o'clock ranger walking tour of the site. Be sure to walk with the ranger because you learn so much, esp when you know as little about Saint-Gaudens as we did. Then the head ranger also told us that we could take a tour of the house at 3, so we took the free tickets for that too. The walking tour stops right at the house and then you can take the house tour right after. Be sure to do both. The sculptures on the grounds and the bas relief work, etc. are just all gorgeous. Be sure to watch the video at the visitor center to learn more about this extraordinary artist. A moderate amount of walking. You can take all the pictures you want. The scenery around the site is beautiful too...mountains in the background and the lovely gardens themselves. Do not miss this if you are in the area! A Must See!

Visited August 2013
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“Saint-Gaudens is amazing...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I had been there when I was a child in elementary school, but have a whole different view now as an adult. The site is so beautiful and the sculptures are remarkable. I have lived near there for many years, and this had only been my second time. I will be going back, many times in the coming years. It has a zen-like feel to the grounds. Just sitting and enjoying the beauty is so worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Beautiful site, interesting sculpture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We arrived just after 4 pm and were able to do a quick walk through the building before they closed. Wish we'd allowed more time. The galleries show Saint-Gaudens sculpture, cameos, bas reliefs and study sketches for major monuments including several Lincoln statues and the Shaw Memorial.

Gorgeous view of Mt. Ascutney and surrounding countryside.

Visited August 2013
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“Just off I-91 North...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is a site worth making a slight detour to see if you are on the road. Going north, take exit 8. It will take you over a covered bridge . Spend a delightful hour or more enjoying the gardens and sculpture studio. There are tours of the house which is open until 4 PM . We arrived in time but the tour was full. I would suggest calling ahead to reserve if you are short on time. The studio is very interesting achitecturally as well as informative and is open without the need of a guided tour. Also be sure to have some sun block or insect repellent.

Visited July 2013
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Cornish, New Hampshire
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“Great art, architecture, history and scenic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Take the informative house tour, if your schedule permits. House tour is included in the admission price. There is a good information center with restrooms, videos that run often, and a charming gift shop. Bring your sneakers so you go on the short hike down to the brook and back. If you are here on a Sunday, there are nice free concerts at 2:00 p.m. which is included in the admission price.

Visited June 2013
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