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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

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Address: Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
Phone Number: 603-675-2175
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Once the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this beautiful home and...

Once the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this beautiful home and garden is now open to the public for free concerts and picnics.

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A Gem of New Hampshire

We were not familiar with this enjoyable historic place, introduced by our neice, it's a gem for N.H. Our whole extended family enjoyed the tour. We were very impressed with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not familiar with this enjoyable historic place, introduced by our neice, it's a gem for N.H. Our whole extended family enjoyed the tour. We were very impressed with the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln.

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove a mere 2 hours to find this gem of a National Historic Park. Stunning sculptures, beautiful gardens, interesting house tour, galleries and nature trails. This place has it all. Enjoyed picnic lunch on a bench near the homestead. No restaurant or cafe on site. Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Would go back in a flash.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened upon this gem while headed south from a weekend in NH. We thought it was a religious shrine, based on the name. It is actually the home of Augustus Saint-Gauden, one of America's greatest sculptors. The grounds are stunning. Beautiful gardens, open grassy fields, tree-lined paths and sculptures of various materials. Many of his pieces are quite well-known and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peaceful retreat. The historic home and studio of the sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens is a National Historic Site worth seeing. Beautiful grounds with great docents to give you the history of this amazing artist. Tour of the home is free with admission price to the grounds, studio, and sculpture gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How have we missed this for so long living just 15 miles away? Lovely peaceful gardens to roam at your leisure with many places to sit and just enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Masterpieces of art...the sculptures of Saint Gaudens...in a garden like setting of his home. Beautiful gardens in a dramatic location. Fantastic park for all.

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Willow Street
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is well worth the drive off the beaten path. A rather rough road leads up a hill to Aspet, the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. An introductory video describes his life and art. You may self-tour indoor and outdoor studios which display his sculptures. Access to the house is by guided tour included in the admission.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up right across the river from this place, yet did not visit until 20yrs later. What was I thinking? Why did I wait? This place is simply beautiful. I can see why Saint Gauden wanted to live here, simply stunning. The buildings are we'll maintained and the history is there! Watch the 18min movie in the auditorium, you... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Some much history, art, and beautiful surroundings. All the staff appear to be well informed, and very helpful. Grounds immaculate.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but it was great! Such a beautiful spot for an outdoor concert. It was a gorgeous day. We really enjoyed our time here.

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