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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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Address: 51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
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+1 781-259-8355
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35...

The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.

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Spring Sojourn in Sculpture Garden

Spring smiled on the DeCordova Sculpture Park yesterday. My first visit was memorable, starting with the drive past Walden Pond on the way in. The hilly, wooded terrain creates... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spring smiled on the DeCordova Sculpture Park yesterday. My first visit was memorable, starting with the drive past Walden Pond on the way in. The hilly, wooded terrain creates stunning vistas for the sculpture. A relaxing day well spent awaits.

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Lincoln, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum inside is reliably interesting. The sculptures outside are unique. I'm always glad to see new things come and go, but even the permanent pieces are good for return visits given the location/environment. Outdoors is GREAT for kids and dogs (when folks remember to clean up after their pets). Indoors, you kinda' have to know your child... don't push... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I had a half-day off on a busy business trip, and followed a friend's recommendation to visit the park. Definitely worth the visit - art and nature, a perfect combination for some inspiration and tranquility.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Having moved from an area of the US full of gardens,quiet walking places and museums, such as Winterthur and Longwood, I was bereft for the seeming lack of such venues near Boston. Then I happened upon De Cordova. This will now be my sanctuary indeed. The natural beauty combined with art and the chance to also sit inside in the... More 

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Laguna Woods, CA
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

First, I will return in the summer as I am sure the gardens are magnificent then. Went on a cold winter day. Lots of contemporary art - beautiful space and wonderful staff. On the day that we went there had been a power outage and we were generously allowed in without charge. Shorty after arriving the power returned - so... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I call this place my sanctuary! I love the scenery, it is never crowded, or feels crowded. Museum has wonderful cafe with great real coffee for coffee snobs and delicious snacks and sandwiches. We love to stroll through the park and discover "new" places every time we visit. My favorite time to visit is a weekday, when the place is... More 

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really loved this hidden gem!!! Beautiful grounds, nice sculptures, good coffee shop--a great way to spend the afternoon

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Lima Peru
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The sculptures are incredibly well placed and all of them very special, not only outside in the big garden, but also in the musuem. I had the best Tiramisu and capuchino in the Café. The photographic exhibition was great too.

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boston, ma, usa
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

wonderful outdoor sculpture park and indoor museum. terrific variety of artworks and also local history. fun for kids of all ages.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The deCordova Museum in Lincoln is one of those out-of-the way places that one only visits if they are local or rent a car while visiting. It is definitely worth the trip. Everything about the deCordova sceams "class", and in a good way. There are seldom large crowds, and on a sunny day you can picnic amongst the outdoor sculptures... More 

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