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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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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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Roudin of America

I was impressed with all the sculptures and the history of the man himself. When I was there the reflecting pool was overcast and all of a sudden a ray of sunshine went right on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wilton, New Hampshire
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Wilton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with all the sculptures and the history of the man himself. When I was there the reflecting pool was overcast and all of a sudden a ray of sunshine went right on the sculpture of Saint-Gaudens mistress. I guess he wasn't a saint after all. The story of his life and that of his wife is fascinating.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I used to come here every summer with my grandmother and my cousins. The entrance fee is cheap and very reasonable. It's a very interesting place for teens, young adults, and adults, but not super exciting for little children. At Saint-Gaudens one can get a glimpse into the life of this sculptor as well as look at any of his... More 

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Perkinsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

You owe it to yourself to drink in the beauty of the countryside embellished by the lovely Saint-Gaudens' estate complete with many pieces of his fine work.

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Evans, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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 9 November 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 31 October 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 27 October 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 26 October 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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Northfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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