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Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge

#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Berkshires
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Couldn’t do a full visit. Only could see grounds and studio. Studio is fascinating and docents are very knowledgeable. The grounds are nice.  more »
  • We all need more than a little serenity and beauty in our lives now. Chesterwood provides a wonderful respite Reservations for limited timed visits are made online, and can sometimes be made the...  more »
  • Very interesting place full of some wonderful history. The guide we had was also very knowledgeable and entertaining.
  • Another Free Fun Friday 2019. Perfect day for a visit to see where the Lincoln Memorial and Minute Man were created.

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