There are many exhibits and attractions in the Stockbridge area to explore and enjoy but I have always found Chesterwood one of the most fascinating. Chesterwood was the country home, studio and gardens for David Chester French one of this countries most famous and prolific sculptures of the 20TH Century. Best known for his sculpture of Lincoln in The Lincoln Memorial, Mr French was responsible for many other important sculptures all over major US cities. Many of these pieces were begun or completed in the studio he had constructed on this property. Running through the interior of the studio are railroad ties so that he could take large pieces outside to check size and color especially if the piece was to be installed out doors. It is very worthwhile to take the guided tour of the house and studio and learn about this fascinating man's life and professional works. Seeing prototypes of Lincoln's hands, which were designed a few times before French was satisfied, always fascinates me. The very pastoral setting of the house and studio lends itself to the gardens that now hold yearly outdoor sculpture exhibits. It is a lovely spot on a summer day. The museum is open 10 to 5. It has been deemed an Historic Site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation.