Fodor's Expert Review Chesterwood

Stockbridge House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice
Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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.

House/Mansion/Villa Historic District/Site Historical Fodor's Choice

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4 Williamsville Rd.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts  01262, USA

413-298–3579

www.chesterwood.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $17.50 ($10 grounds only), May–Oct., daily 10–5, From $10, Closed Oct.–May

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