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Chesterwood Museum

4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262
+1 413-298-3579
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House, studio, and beautiful grounds

We appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Daniel Chester French, the man who was... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Carol757
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Springfield, VA
A bit of a surprise

My wife picked this spot and I went without realizing where we were going (except to follow the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
snak123
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Boston
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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 changing exhibition of contemporary sculpture every summer. Open Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Daniel Chester French, the man who was responsible for the sculpture in the Lincoln Memorial and the Dupont Circle Fountain in Washington, DC. There is a short tour of the first floor of the house, which is...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My wife picked this spot and I went without realizing where we were going (except to follow the GPS, which they forewarned us not to follow). However, we found the place fine and was very surprised by this "museum." It was the summer home of...More

Thank snak123
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This well-preserved site features the house and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French. The house is lovely, and has a 10-minute film describing the highlights of French's career, as well as his family furnishings and art collection. But it is the studio that is really...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We visited several (over 10) years ago and the people here have really improved this place. The grounds, the history, the flower gardens, the small number of trails and art exhibits in the woods are all well presented and explained. We went the week before...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I wasn't sure if this was going to be another gimmicky museum here in the Berkshires, but to my surprise this was a very interesting museum.. You can go through it quickly and the staff are all very knowledgable about the exhibit.

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Pretty setting. The video provides an excellent overview. Wish more of the house was open to the public, as the furnishings were interesting. The gardens were being set up for a tent wedding. Many outdoor sculpture pieces were placed around the grounds. The docent in...More

Thank Margaret O
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Absolutely loved the serenity of this place and enjoyed learning about this incredibly talented American sculptor, Daniel Chester French who created the Lincoln Memorial.The family home is beautiful in an equally beautiful setting and his studio is fascinating along with the gardens in the back....More

Thank Decaf7
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Chesterwood includes a 100+ acre property of woods, walking paths and outdoor sculptures that are a refreshing change of scenery from the often- busy Berkshires streets. Be sure to see the film about French to become oriented to the life and work of this magnificent...More

Thank George H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Discover the place Where Chester French made and shipped to DC the entire statue of Abe Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. he did many other well known statues. See his work at Concord,Ma.as well. the house,grounds and studio are all on this great tour.

Thank Barry N
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The information in the barn gallery is very interesting and puts French in context. Most impressive to us was his remarkable studio with its exceptionally high ceilings and workspaces. The wooded gardens are also beautiful.

Thank EDarcy1
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