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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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Address: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone Number: +1 781-259-8355
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35...

The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.

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Outdoor sculptures, cools exhibits, great bookstore

The deCordova Museum in Lincoln is one of those out-of-the way places that one only visits if they are local or rent a car while visiting. It is definitely worth the trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The deCordova Museum in Lincoln is one of those out-of-the way places that one only visits if they are local or rent a car while visiting. It is definitely worth the trip. Everything about the deCordova sceams "class", and in a good way. There are seldom large crowds, and on a sunny day you can picnic amongst the outdoor sculptures... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is an exciting place to visit. You have an outside park with the sculptures, as well as an inside museum. Many interesting items to enjoy.

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Thank 12Lynnie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

A small yet well structured sculptures and art museum in the town of Lincoln, MA. Suitable for all ages, we're with a 12 years and a 8 years, both enjoyed the park greatly. It takes around 2 hours, at least, to walk around both the open ground sculptures and visit the indoor art exhibits. It's beautiful place to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It was a VERY hot day when we stopped by. And despite that we had an amazing afternoon. We wandered through the outdoor grounds stopping to look at each sculpture but also admire the tress, flowers, etc. We took our time looking at the pieces in the indoor museum and staff was there to answer questions that you had along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Took an 8, 12 and 14 year old here and everyone enjoyed themselves! It is hard to find activities that please all of the ages of my children and this place did just that! The outdoor section is fantastic because if only two people are interested in spending time with a particular piece of art, the others are able to... More 

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Been on my "to do" list for a long time and I finally checked it off today. If I lived closer I would become a member and visit on a regular basis. A definite return on my calendar for an entire day next time soon An excellent stop for visitors and or locals with an interest in Art and Sculpture

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Thank Chetzak
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum on the shore of Flint's Pond in Lincoln, Perfect place to spend half day. Great for kids! Plenty of space to stroll. The sculptures are very interesting for kids and adults. . Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I have been to DeCordova twice, both times during the summer. The first visit we had a picnic with families (including infants) in the sculpture park. It was a beautiful and fun day. The next visit was on a rainy day, so we went into the museum. We enjoyed "Overgrowth" and even found some kids' books and hands on activities... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This has been an outstanding destination for a visit, but in recent years the quality of the sculpture outside and the art inside has gotten rather "limp". The Jim Dine heart and the Matisse musical sculpture are always a delight to all, but so much work leaves most of us staring without making a connection. It used to be automatic... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The DeCordova Sculpture Park is a unique museum. It is not stuffy and formal. After paying a reasonable fee ($14 adults or $12 with AAA discount) at the entrance gate, you have access to the grounds of the museum. You can explore the sculptures surrounding the DeCordova castle and use your phone to learn more about the sculpture. There are... More 

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