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Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Best known as the sculptor of the "Minute Man" in Concord, Massachusetts, and "Abraham Lincoln" for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., French and his family lived at Chesterwood from May through October for over thirty years. His plaster models and bronze sculptures of Lincoln as well as numerous other works are on view in the Barn Gallery exhibition "Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision" and in the artist's studio, which features his modeling tools and the objects he collected during his travels. At Chesterwood, you can also explore the formal gardens and woodland paths designed by French himself.
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  • We stopped in part because it was on the way to the Norman Rockwell museum just down the road. But I'm really glad we did. While not as glamorous as the Rockwell site, it's quaintness is part of the a...  read more »
  • Nice outdoor sculpture exhibits, but the house and studio are not much more than a quick look except they have a copy of Lincoln's life mask, and mock-ups of the Lincoln memorial. interesting, though. 
  • Chesterwood is just up the road and around the bend from Norman Rockwell Museum. It is a five-star attraction. Chesterwood was the country estate of Daniel Chester French, one of the greatest American...  read more »
  • I liked almost everything in the house, wall paper, picture frames, light fixture, narrow beds... I loved the very tall studio with interesting small pieces of works like hands. The garden was well designed by Daniel. Also you can enjoy walk through the forest at the end of the garden. The guide was excellent with good knowledge.
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