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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
+1 781-259-8355
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Ok for visiting

Visited the sculpture garden on a beautiful summer day. The grounds are very well cared for... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2014
Hartford, Connecticut
Nice walk on a beautiful day.

VERY modern art spread out on beautiful grounds. Lots of families with kids, but since you were not... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2014
Amy C
Putnam, Connecticut
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The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (23 reviews)
“modern art” (11 reviews)
“large pond” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
+1 781-259-8355
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Visited the sculpture garden on a beautiful summer day. The grounds are very well cared for. There is a senior and active duty military discount. The museum contains more modern art than I am interested in. However, the works are well presented and there is...More

1  Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 3 July 2014

VERY modern art spread out on beautiful grounds. Lots of families with kids, but since you were not allowed to touch the sculptures in any way, they had to be told over and over not to climb on them. Great for adults on a nice...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 30 May 2014

When I was growing up in this area, DeCordova offered art classes and an art camp in the summer. Sadly, that no longer happens. However, they have turned the grounds of this beautiful semi-rural museum (in an extremely affluent town) into a beautiful sculpture park....More

Thank rzoe
Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you like to listen to kids yell, scream & run around while you try to look at art, then this is the museum for you. We went for the Ian Hamilton Finlay show, and this was just OK (there were some really interesting pieces,...More

1  Thank Clarissa_7
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a great place for contemporary art, inside plus the outdoor sculptures. The view of the pond from the museum is classic (Thoreau wanted to build his cabin here, instead of at Walden Pond but was turned down by the town fathers). Definitely worth...More

Thank Gus B
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The museum is first rate with a wide variety of permanent and visiting installations. The best part is the sculpture park. The grounds are a beautiful landscape of lawns, woods and vistas over the nearby pond. If the kids get restless indoors, take them out...More

Thank mountainstephen
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This is not your 'typical' sculpture garden. Follow the path at your leisure and view a variety of wonderful and unexpected 'sculptures'. I think our favorite was the knights in the woods....you come upon them scattered there....and it lights the imagination. We were there on...More

Thank chimneysweep1912
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I was disappointed as I was expecting a museum filled with oil paintings with fancy frames, some well known artist names, etc. - but I didn't find that. In a museum, when I see a piece of art I believe is interesting, I will look...More

Thank methuenma
Reviewed 13 November 2013

My boyfriend and I visited the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum this past weekend after stumbling across its listing on Trip Advisor's "Best Kept Secrets" page. We decided to pair a trip to DeCordova with a lunch in Concord, MA (as Lincoln and Concord are...More

Thank Morgan K
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This fabulous find is a hidden gem in the Boston area offering great art in a spectacular setting. My husband and I enjoyed a visit here last Friday and spent a most enjoyable day wandering the grounds, exploring the sculpture outside and exploring the museum...More

Thank Audra631
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Elana E | Reviewed this property |
Four hours is more than enough. If weather permits, taking a guided trip of the Sculpture Park is great. I think 90 mins. for the inside exhibits is my personal limit. And it is worth taking some time in the gift shop.
27 December 2016|
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Response from debduca2016 | Reviewed this property |
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