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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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Address: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone Number: 781 259 8355
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Beautiful and intriguing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mstay5096
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most impressive about this contemporary American art museum is its amazing sculpture park—35 acres of lawns and woodlands showcasing a super collection of large-scale sculptures and other eye-catching outdoor, weather-worn art. Located in Lincoln, a 45-minute drive northwest of Boston, this imposing mansion and estate were once the summer home of Julian de Cordova, a wealthy 19th-century merchant who turned... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice sculpture park worth visiting if you are in close proximity but hardly warrants a long drive. Entrance fee is $14 per person (slight discounts available for students. etc..) A museum is a nicely organized space. We did not care much for the exhibits, except for a photographs on the third floor. A nice stroll around the park will... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DeCordova is located overlooking Flint's Pond, on a rolling campus with many interesting and beautiful sculptures and other visiting and permanent exhibits in the modern Museum displaying works of New England artists. The dining Cafe serves excellent food well presented. Well worth a visit.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The sculpture left me cold but the grounds are lovely! We walked through the grounds on a lovely June day and ended up at the main museum. They have a lovely patio with tables and chairs and there is a great view from the roof! We didn't try the cafe.

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devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Lovely place to wander slowly round the gardens, taking in the sculpture, having an iced coffee on the terrace, checking out the museum inside. I arrived on the first Wednesday of the month, which I believe is their free entry day, which was pretty ideal as I am not sure I would have wanted to pay the admission ($14?) to... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The park is a great place to have a bit of a walk and see interesting sculptures. The museum was small, but nicely organized in presenting the small show. The show in the museum is rotating, so check their website to see what is currently in the gallery. This site is good for all ages, with some hands-on activities for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We spent two hours here, viewing the sculptures. Fabulous. There is a guided tour led by a docent and you can listen to recorded descriptions on a smartphone. There were families and groups picnicking on the grounds. We were unable to visit the museum due to time constraints. Very glad we went.

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