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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
+1 781-259-8355
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The DeCordova is a really beautiful museum - the grounds are gorgeous, overlooking a pond. The... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
Worth the drive

A great day trip. The sculptures were amazing. It was a beautiful day and perfect for walking... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2014
Sandy H
Mystic, Connecticut
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern art” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
+1 781-259-8355
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

The DeCordova is a really beautiful museum - the grounds are gorgeous, overlooking a pond. The collection is well-curated; the pieces are thought-provoking while still accessible. It's a really lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon.

1  Thank abarber
Reviewed 16 September 2014

A great day trip. The sculptures were amazing. It was a beautiful day and perfect for walking around the grounds. Much to see for kids and the grown-ups.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Bottom Line: Beautiful grounds and a seems like a great day to spend an afternoon. Details: We visited the park and museum late on a Saturday evening for a wedding so we were only able to view the grounds briefly on our drive up to...More

Thank 8pixel
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The museum is worth a visit for the view of Walden pond alone. Now we can add the expansive sculpture garden with contemporary and modern site specific work. Lastly, add the indoor museum with continually interesting exhibitions. The cafe is tasty and the architecture is...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find that, since I rode my bike there, admission would be free. So my rating is higher than if I would have had to pay admission. Anyway, it's an enjoyable place to explore. The park was interesting and fun to...More

Thank MatthewLuciw
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Though the setting is lovely and gift shop is one of the nicest I've been to (though merchandise on offer has nothing to do with what's on exhibit), both outdoor sculpture and especially indoor art is underwhelming and not at all appealing. Museum itself is...More

2  Thank dmcnslt
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited the DeCordova on a sunny August day with a 21/2 year old. Perfect place to introduce children of all ages to out door sculpture. A wide variety of pieces, some colorful, some huge and some just plain fun! There is even a waterfall...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a beautiful park with a wonderful selection of outdoor art installations and sculptures. It would be difficult to navigate the grassy terrain, if you have any mobility issues. The grounds are a little hilly and a little grassy. I have been here numerous...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Visited the sculpture garden on a beautiful summer day. The grounds are very well cared for. There is a senior and active duty military discount. The museum contains more modern art than I am interested in. However, the works are well presented and there is...More

1  Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 2 July 2014

VERY modern art spread out on beautiful grounds. Lots of families with kids, but since you were not allowed to touch the sculptures in any way, they had to be told over and over not to climb on them. Great for adults on a nice...More

1  Thank Amy C
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Elana E | Reviewed this property |
Four hours is more than enough. If weather permits, taking a guided trip of the Sculpture Park is great. I think 90 mins. for the inside exhibits is my personal limit. And it is worth taking some time in the gift shop.
26 December 2016|
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