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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

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Address: Maxfield Parrish Highway (Route 12A), Cornish, NH
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+1 603-675-2175
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Home and studio of America's greatest sculptor. Be sure to see the new Standing Lincoln and the Shaw Memorial (the original stands in Boston Commons). Saint Gaudens also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Evans, GA
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Evans, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home and studio of America's greatest sculptor. Be sure to see the new Standing Lincoln and the Shaw Memorial (the original stands in Boston Commons). Saint Gaudens also designed the twenty dollar gold coin, known as America's most beautiful coin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

But this site punches above its weight. Had a wonderful visit - the garden and grounds are delightful but it is the art work that is outstanding. The guides were knowledgeable and interesting. The artist in residence for the season was a young sculptor and his work was simply beautiful. Oh, and the bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Difficult to over-enthuse about this site. A beautiful, tranquil place; even better with the fall colours when we visited in October. The sculpture and buildings are sensitively integrated with the gardens, landscape and woods. Many features of interest: the artist's house and studios, versions of his monumental statues, and displays of preparatory work and other art, including contemporary displays and... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had no idea this place exists until looking for things to do near Springfield VT. The tour was fascinating. It was pleasant to wander on the grounds in good weather as we had. We came to appreciate how Saint-Gaudens was an important sculptor. Remember to bring your park pass if you've bought one.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Unfortunately, we got there 45 minutes before closing so I will be comming bact to see the sights in a more detailed way. By all means, Take the time to see the video presented at the visitors center. It will give you a good idea of the importance of Saint-Gaudens the artist and his works.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Whilst the house is interesting, the star is the gardens and sculptures. It's understated and laid out with sympathy to the art and surroundings. Easy 2 mile trails allow exploring of the woods. Definitely worth a detour if you can. You don't have to be any sort of artist to appreciate the serenity of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Auguste Saint-Gaudens was a wonderful sculptor and designer of American coinage and medals. His house can be toured in season, but the grounds are always open. Some of the sculptures are duplicates of famous ones such as Lincoln and the Buffalo soldiers. I especially love the bas-relief of a reclining Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Didn't know much about Saint-Gaudens before this visit. Well maintained thru out. House tour is not a big deal, like most in the period. Sculpture on display were magnificent, a lot of Lincoln. The man was a very active right up to his death. If you're in the area stop by for a couple of hours.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I had no idea who Augustus Saint-Gaudens was when I decided to visit this national park. Once I arrived I realized that I was very familiar with much of his work. Hidden off the main road it is a little paradise with views of Mt Ascutney. Well worth the $7 entrance fee. You can tour the first floor of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

What an unexpected surprise! While driving to Woodstock, we noticed the sign pointing to Saint Gauden's Historic Site. That caught my husband's attention and we made sure to stop by on our way back. Spent two hours walking the grounds and looking at the sculpture, artwork and gardens. Beautiful, indeed! Only wish we had more time to take the house... More 

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