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  • 4 Williamsville Rd. Map It
  • Stockbridge
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/18/2016

Fodor's Review

For 33 years, this was the summer home of the sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850–1931), who created The Minute Man in Concord and the Lincoln Memorial's famous seated statue of the president in Washington, D.C. Occasional tours are given of the house, which is maintained in the style of the 1920s, but the real prize is the studio, where you can view the casts and models French used to create the Lincoln Memorial. The beautifully landscaped 122-acre grounds make for an enchanting stroll or bucolic picnic.

  • Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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Sight Information


4 Williamsville Rd., off Rte. 183, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 01262, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $17.50 ($10 grounds only)
  • May–Oct., daily 10–5

Published 07/18/2016


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