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I can’t say I ever thought much about Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial... read more

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kingbyriverk
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Excellent museum. Total surprise. Wonderful artifacts. Magnificent home. Spectacular studio... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can’t say I ever thought much about Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial... but after touring his home and studio I have a much greater appreciation for his famous work. Plan to spend an hour or two, take the guided tour, walk...More

Thank kingbyriverk
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Had just been at Norman Rockwell museum and as this was close by decided to visit as well. Self guided exhibition was good but studio and residence was only accessible with tour. Unfortunately the guide was knowledgable but at times seemed rather muddled and repetitive,perhaps...More

Thank JanandDavid
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum. Total surprise. Wonderful artifacts. Magnificent home. Spectacular studio. The video was superb. Docents very knowledge. You can get lost in the bygone days and immerse your self in the past for a few hours.

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The movie is a great start to this museum and home. Th.e docent told us how the large pieces were created. Very interesting. House was ok. Be sure to visit his studio.

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

beautiful surroundings. lots to learn about. home of designer and sculpturer of Lincoln Monument and other statues around the USA- Harvard, Concord, Chicago. Worth going on a tour.

Thank woody096
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Visited Chesterwood in August 2018. The guided tour was excellent. Walked the gardens as well as saw the sculpture space and the guest house. Great activity for a raining day

Thank Irv S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We recently toured this museum. We learned so much. I strongly recommend it. We enjoyed learning about Daniel Chester's work as a sculpture, in particular the Lincoln memorial. We also loved touring his home. It is not often that an entire home with all it's...More

Thank Joan S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Chesterwood is the Summer home and Studio of Daniel Chester French, artist and sculptor of The Lincoln Memorial. This I s a small tidbit of what you will learn about this famous artist.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

A very nice place to visit. See some beautiful sculptures. See the artist studio and living quarters. See the grounds with scenic Berkshire mountain background. We used our NARM reciprocal membership museum card for entree.

1  Thank michaelklimowicz
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Such a enlightening and enjoyable experience. We took the docent tour and were thrilled with the knowledge shared. We toured the studio and private home, which had all the original furniture in it. The gardens are perfectly kept and you can walk around freely. If...More

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