DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln: Hours, Address, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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CityHiker73
near Milwaukee, WI451 contributions
Aug 2021
We spent several hours enjoying a wide range of sculptures scattered over the rolling grounds. A few were interactive, all thought-provoking. The terrace overlooks Flint's Pond. The museum offers a range of artwork. It was fun to wander through the gift shop, which has a variety of goods at different price points. When we visited, the clearance section was large. The locals in our group intend to return often.
Written August 10, 2021
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colvinkathy
Jacksonville Beach, FL25 contributions
Dec 2019
If you go to the DeCordova and to Gropius House, just down the road, one of the two will be full price and the second one will be half price. Gropius takes about an hour, with tours scheduled hourly. The DeCordova has a satisfactory snack bar, bathrooms, and a beautiful gift shop. It has a very rich collection of outdoor sculpture on the grounds, and several galleries in the main building. There is plenty of visual material between the two venues to pick and choose what is good for your interests, the weather, and the length of your day.
Written January 1, 2020
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wordnerd66
Boston, MA14 contributions
Apr 2022
Impressive collection in a beautiful natural setting with an interesting history. I've been there twice now, once before the pandemic and returned last month. It has a mix of outdoor sculptures and indoor installations, some of which are permanent fixtures and others curated for special exhibitions and events. We went there when the New England Triennial 2022 was on. We spent a few hours there and brought a picnic lunch. Strolling through the stunning property with all its outdoor installations is really fun to do and something that children enjoy as well. One of my favorite outdoor sculptures here is "Humming" by artist Jaume Plensa.
Written May 3, 2022
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Jeanne D
2 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This park is in a beautiful setting with absolutely stunning views from the roof deck of the museum. Unfortunately that's it. I was expecting a large variety of outdoor sculpture and was disappointed to only see half of what was depicted in the extremely outdated and confusing map I received. There was no audio headset to help me learn about the pieces, and the identifying plaques had very information. Even though I purchased my ticket ahead of time and had an email confirmation, the women greeting visitors said the machine used to process those tickets was broken. So - no quick way to process entry, no correct map showing where sculptures are, no direction or signs showing where to go and half the sculptures are missing. The museum has 5 floors but hardly anything exhibited. Not worth the price of admission.
Written May 18, 2022
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goshosh
New York City, NY27 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
We (2 adults) did the whole thing in just under 2 hours but you could totally do it slower without getting bored. It's like a playground for my mind! I absolutely loved it and because of Covid we couldn't go into any indoor buildings. Oh yeah and the view is fantastic to begin with
Written March 31, 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
Jun 2021
The mansion overlooking Flint's Pond is now used for changing gallery exhibits, art classes and outreach programs. Our goal this morning was to walk the 30 acre display of nearly 60 sculptures and find our favorites; 2011 "Humming" by Jaume Plensa, 1991 "Eve Celebrant" by Marianna Pineda and 2018 "Untitled" by Michelle Grabner.
Most enjoyable was framing the art among the beautiful flowering landscaping.
Written June 7, 2021
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Nina P
Haverhill, MA558 contributions
Jul 2020
This place was great and so much more than we expected!!!! the park is laid out wonderfully. we really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the sculptures. They all had little plaques describing the art work. It was pretty hot when we visited so we can't wait to visit again on a cooler day where we can enjoy it a little more. Both my kids loved it also (2 and 9). The 9 year old wished she had brought her sketch book so that she could draw some of the sculptures.
Written July 26, 2020
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aatbender
Dandridge, TN420 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We visited on a Saturday afternoon with for adults and a 10-month old baby. There are lots of interesting sculptures to view outside. It wasn’t very crowded and it was easy to get around. It might be tough with a stroller and we used a baby harness and dad carried the baby around. The grounds could use someone to maintain them a bit better.
Written May 24, 2021
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Michaela Mello
New Bedford, MA23 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We really enjoyed our trip to the deCordova Sculpture Garden and Museum. The staff was helpful and friendly. The grounds are gorgeous, with beautiful views overlooking a nearby lake. The art is interesting and thought-provoking. There is plenty of space for picnicking, and we look forward to a return trip to picnic on the grounds.
Written July 7, 2021
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hrs
Boston, MA220 contributions
Sep 2020
Beautiful grounds filled with a broad array of interesting and in some cases magnificent sculptures, this museum is a great destination for a relaxing and inspiring day. The indoor museum is currently closed due to the pandemic but the grounds are open, requiring an advance ticket for admission to keep the size of the crowd to a reasonable number.

The landscaping is natural and quite beautiful and the sculptures are arranged to fit into the landscape. Great for a leisurely stroll or even a picnic. The art is wonderful, creative, inspiring and some of the pieces are truly magnificent.

Definitely worth the trip.
Written September 21, 2020
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  • Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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