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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
+1 781-259-8355
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Bring a Picnic & Spend the Day.

Amazing art, incredible grounds! If the weather is nice it's wonderful to sit on the lawn among the... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2012
Wonderful Sculpture Garden and Grounds - Great side trip from Concord or Walden Pond

The DeCordova is only a few miles from the tourist enclave around Concord (think Walden Pond... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2011
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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.
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  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Amazing art, incredible grounds! If the weather is nice it's wonderful to sit on the lawn among the outdoor sculptures and have a picnic. There is a lovely view of Lincoln's water supply pond (not swimmable) and trails to walk through the woods. The art...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2011

The DeCordova is only a few miles from the tourist enclave around Concord (think Walden Pond, Minuteman Reservation and other colonial sites), yet far removed from the traffic and crowds. The museum itself has a great rotating collection and exhibit space, but the grounds that...More

Thank ianrbruce
Reviewed 28 August 2011

This is a great place to stop on your way back to Boston from the Concord/Lexington route. Hardly saw any mention of it in the literature. You could easily spend the whole day here, but be sure to see the rooftop viewing area, which provides...More

Thank Travelfan
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Delightful place to spend a morning, afternoon, or all day. The grounds are lovely with many places to sit to read or picnic. The artwork is placed well and interesting for either the novice or the expert. Very good gift shop to get interesting gifts...More

Thank BarleyOne
Reviewed 16 August 2011

We went with our son, who is about 20 months, and all loved it. There are some interactive displays, and one guy blowing gigantic soap bubbles, which was fascinating. Also, free entry if you bike there, which was nice. We brought a picnic, but could...More

Thank Bentleystudent
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Summer Free Days are great. Nice place to bring a picnic lunch. the art is thought provokingt

Thank RogerBERG
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Small museum of modern art in Lincoln, MA. The grounds and sculpture park are lovely and ideal for a picnic in a sunny day. There is a good art pack for kids to use as they tour the museum that really makes them stop and...More

Thank BooKat
Reviewed 16 July 2011

We went to the Sculpture Garden and Museum with three grade school grandchildren and our son-in-law. It's not easy to find. I suggest you use GPS or Google maps. Admission is free on Tuesdays thru Fridays this year until Labor Day. The gardens sprawl out...More

Thank rockhound94
Reviewed 4 May 2011

My family and I try to visit the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park at least once a year. The sculptures are cool and the grounds are beautiful, too. As a bonus, the DeCordova is dog-friendly. My dog always has fun and gets completely pooped every...More

Thank KittyMcGee
Reviewed 3 August 2008

You would never know this place is here it is so tucked away nestled in the back woods of Lincoln, MA. The sprawling grounds cover a large area and contain over 50 different sculptured works of art, some made steel, glass, stone and all magnificent....More

Thank lip89
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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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