DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

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Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.
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  • This park is in a beautiful setting with absolutely stunning views from the roof deck of the museum. Unfortunately that's it. I was expecting a large variety of outdoor sculpture and was disappointed....  more
    This park is in a beautiful setting with absolutely stunning views from the roof deck of the museum. Unfortunately that's it. I was expecting a large variety of outdoor sculpture and was disappointed....  more »
  • Impressive collection in a beautiful natural setting with an interesting history. I've been there twice now, once before the pandemic and returned last month. It has a mix of outdoor sculptures and... 
    Impressive collection in a beautiful natural setting with an interesting history. I've been there twice now, once before the pandemic and returned last month. It has a mix of outdoor sculptures and...  more »
  • During my Sept. 18, 2021 visit, the museum was closed until mid-October. The clposing was no problem as I had two other sites to visit. I read that 61 sculptures are available while I photographed.....  more
    During my Sept. 18, 2021 visit, the museum was closed until mid-October. The clposing was no problem as I had two other sites to visit. I read that 61 sculptures are available while I photographed.....  more »
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  • There was no wait to get in, and there was ample parking when we arrived. The gardens are beautiful. Get ready to walk and get your steps in as you explore the sculptures. A great place to connect with nature and just breath. Plus the kids ran their hearts out. There is a Cafe and souvenir store on site. Only downside the bathrooms were clean when we used them coming in but a little gross a few hours later. Guests need to be more mindful and maybe staff could check in there at intervals just in case. Efforts to balance between nature preservation and human enjoyment are evident through out the grounds.
  • An excellent museum for all ages. An indoor portion with lots of things for adults and children. Special activities areas for children (yeah, I had fun there, too, almost as much fun as my granddaughter). Then the outdoor sculpture park, which is HUGE. Great for picnics, long walks, short walks. Lots of parking. Reasonably priced. Free to members off the Trustees of Reservations.
  • Lovely grounds.The kids had fun running around and seeing the sculptures. We had the BLATT sandwich at the cafe and it was delicious. They have to have one of the coolest gift shops I’ve seen. There were a bunch of interesting books, funny knickknacks and beautiful items. But my favorite part was going to the top of the museum and seeing the breathtaking view.
  • Nice if you are a Trustee member, but $18 for non-members is crazy. Spent less than 2 hours there and pretty much seen all that was worth seeing. Some nice outdoor Sculptures but Museum was not worth my time.
  • Very nice sculpture park with a tiny museum inside. It’s my second time visit and they finally reopen the museum after Covid. Perfect place for a picnic or just for a walk. There’s a coffee shop next to the parking, so you don’t have to worry about your daily caffeine. All the outdoor sculptures are pretty cute, I guess they can’t change them often but it’s definitely worth a visit.

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