Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic
Bust of Abraham Lincoln (Photo: NPS)

For 50 years, the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, has preserved the sculptural work of Saint-Gaudens amidst the beautiful gardens and home, called “Aspet.” He was the leader of the group of artists, writers, musicians and social activists known as the “Cornish Colony” which is said to be one of the most important gathering of artists in American history. 

Mary Queen of Scots cameo (Photo: NPS)

The home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens are truly an experience with over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. this historical site is famous for his iconic Civil War monuments to Abraham Lincoln, Admiral David Farragut, General William T. Sherman, and Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

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