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Review of Chesterwood Museum

Chesterwood Museum
Ranked #6 of 12 things to do in Stockbridge
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Summer home, studio and gardens of America's foremost sculptor, Daniel Chester French, creator of the Minuteman and the Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. Explore his studio, residence and gardens, including woodland walks, where there is a changing exhibition of contemporary sculpture every summer. Open Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day.
Reviewed August 1, 2013

What a treat ... perhaps a bit unknown, but WELL worth the stop. Our guide was absolutely fantastic, keeping our 13 year old engaged the entire tour!!

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Daniel Chester-French house, studio, museum and grounds are a must to visit whilst in The Berkshires. There one can see much of his famous work including scale models of Minute Man and the famous seated Lincoln. There are guided tours which bring it all to life and one treat is to see the rail line that the sculptor would bring out his bigger pieces on to view them out from the studio. The house is very interesting too. We loved it.

Thank Rod_B552
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Admission fee a bit steep. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and conversant. Grounds and home well kept.

Thank GrahamHouseInn
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We took our grandchildren, the oldest who has an interest in Lincoln, among other Presidents. We have been there years ago and loved our visit. The day was one of the hottest of the year, and the air conditioning in the reception was inadequate. The workshop was closed to visitors, and the residence was by tour only. The small workshop containing many works was not air conditioned and the fans were inadequate to keep the room at even an uncomfortable level. All in all the visit was not worth the admission. There was nothing in the reception area to tell you that the workshop was closed or that other venues were by tour only. If there had been, we would have not stayed. My granddaughter was totally disappointed by the fact that she could only peek into the windows of the workshop. The doors to the tracks could have been open but roped off so (even with renovation work going on inside) she could see. Total waste of time and money this trip.

1  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unfortunately we were not able to tour the artisit's house and studio because there is no tour at 12:30, which the web site did not indicate. But the visitor center does have a very good exhibit with background on four of French's major works.

Thank mdtraveller2016
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