Along Route 102 and a few miles west of Stockbridge, there is Chesterwood, the famous sculptor Daniel Chester French former summer residence.
French monumental works include the “Seated Lincoln” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and the “Minuteman” at Concord’s North Bridge. The French (1850-1931) spent the summer in 1897-1931, working in a studio (built in 1898) near his home.
In addition to the villa and studio, you can vesit refurbished barn from the 1800s that offers exhibits on life and work of Franch.
Chesterwood is open daily from May to October from 10am to 5pm.
The beautiful country gentleman’s garden, the French designed forest walkway, the panoramic view of Monument Hill and the museum shop.
Entrance fees are used to maintain facilities managed by the National Historical Preservation Foundation.