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Chesterwood Museum

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Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-3579
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Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the...

Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Minuteman Statue and the Lincoln Memorial.

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A Place for History Buffs

If looking at a piece of American History fascinates you as it does me then this place is well worth visiting. As I have seen others say the grounds are beautiful. The studio was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lewis L
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Oakland Gardens, NY
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Chatsworth, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting and learning more about the artist who designed the Lincoln Memorial, William Chester French. Although you can enter the house, we did not feel welcomed there. It is the workshop which will gain your interest. The docent who explained the painstaking procedures needed to complete the Lincoln Memorial, was excellent. Strolling around the grounds, even into the... More 

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Oakland Gardens, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If looking at a piece of American History fascinates you as it does me then this place is well worth visiting. As I have seen others say the grounds are beautiful. The studio was impressive and I got the feeling that perhaps Daniel Chester French was around the corner and was about to come to work. In other words it... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chesterwood is the home of William Chester French, the sculptor responsible for the Lincoln Memorial statue and many public works. His house itself is of minimal interest, but the sculpture studio is quite interesting with many sculpture prototypes and railway tracks so that French could roll his large sculptures into the daylight for examination under various lighting conditions. What was... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chesterwood National Historic Site in Stockbridge, MA is the home of American sculptor Daniel Chester French. We visited on a recent trip to western Massachusetts and had a wonderful experience. There is a self-guided tour of the house and studio. Each included a staff member to answer questions and provide more information. French was the creator of the Lincoln... More 

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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful estate and such interesting information about the man who sculpted the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site of the sculptor of Abraham Lincoln Memorial in DC and the Minute Man statue in Concord's home and studio also houses exhibitions in his barn. Admission charge. Parking on site.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The receptionist/greeter was very informative. She directed us perfectly as to how we could best take advantage of all the things to see at Chesterwood. The short film is an excellent introduction. Be sure to visit the house and studio and enjoy the view from the house porch.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just this past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful grounds of Chesterwood. The grounds are absolutely stunning and filled with so much history and beauty! I attended the summer concert series which was wonderful! They had homegrown beer, and a food truck with many yummy options including those for vegetarians , like myself. The band that played... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Inside and outside exhibits, with the outside changing annually. The outside exhibits works by contemporary American artists. It was very peaceful and relaxing walking the grounds and a short video by a sculpture of Lincoln talks about the life of French.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic property showcasing the life and artistry of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Lincoln Memorial and the Minuteman (in Concord). The grounds and building are in good shape, with art installations scattered across the gardens. Knowledgable docents in the cool studio and residence provide details, anecdotes, whatever you'd like to know. The setting is lovely, with picture-postcard... More 

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