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Chesterwood Museum

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Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262
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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 beautiful and peaceful visit

Home and studio of Daniel Chester French sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and the Minute Man Monument in Concord, MA at the North Bridge. You start at the barn to buy tickets and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Home and studio of Daniel Chester French sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and the Minute Man Monument in Concord, MA at the North Bridge. You start at the barn to buy tickets and review his most accomplished works. A shed next door provides a short video of this life and sculpture's. Take the woodland stroll to his summer house and... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My sweetheart and I visited Stockbridge MA last week and stayed at the Red Lion Inn. At the Inn, they gave us a list of sites and activities around the area. We noticed that it was the 100 yr anniversary of the making of the Lincoln figure, seated in his chair, from the Lincoln Memorial in DC. So we went... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This summer home of Daniel Chester French is wonderful. French, the sculptor of famous statues like the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial and the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard, created beautiful and moving pieces at a time when sculpture could resemble reality rather than abstraction. The home is handsome and the sculptor's studio very interesting. The views from... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stopped in part because it was on the way to the Norman Rockwell museum just down the road. But I'm really glad we did. While not as glamorous as the Rockwell site, it's quaintness is part of the attraction.Tour includes a modern studio as well as the sculptor's original studio and "summer cottage" as they say in the Berkshires... More 

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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Nice outdoor sculpture exhibits, but the house and studio are not much more than a quick look except they have a copy of Lincoln's life mask, and mock-ups of the Lincoln memorial. interesting, though.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Chesterwood is just up the road and around the bend from Norman Rockwell Museum. It is a five-star attraction. Chesterwood was the country estate of Daniel Chester French, one of the greatest American sculptors. It was comprised of a home, studio, gardens, and woodland trails. The estate was purchased in 1896 during the Gilded Age. One begins a self-guided tour... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The museum is interesting and the tours are self guided. To stretch your legs take the short walk (about 20 minutes) through the woods along a well marked path as the walk is relaxing and interesting. There are sculptures tucked away in the woods with markers giving explanations of what they are. When you come out of the woods, follow... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Chesterwood is on beautiful grounds and it was nice to learn about the artist and see his beautiful work. The guide in the studio was very informed and helpful in explaining the contents when we asked questions. However, the experience with our visit was diminished by a lack of adequate signage to explain what we were seeing. This was particularly... More 

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I learned so much at this museum. You should really treat yourself to a bit of American History. Lovely grounds,restful atmosphere...with a picnic, perhaps?

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is Daniel Chester French's home and sculpture studio maintained by the National Trust. It is beautifully cared for and the docents are well informed. Allow two hours to take it all in.

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