Visited: August 2018
Duration: 2-3 hours (including a picnic lunch)
Accommodations: Leaving Stowe, Vermont, staying in Conway, New Hampshire.
It was lunch time by the time we arrived in New Hampshire. This park has a great little picnic area in the parking lot. We had a bite to eat and then headed to the visitor center. Here we grabbed our goodies including our Junior Ranger packets. I will say that this Junior Ranger is by far one of the best out there. We had a blast filling this one out.
This National Historic Site is the home, gardens and studios of one of America’s greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This was the summer residence from 1885 to 1897 and his permanent home from 1900 until he died in 1907. Here you can view all types of his work. It is an absolutely beautiful area.
We spent most of our time here walking the grounds exploring every piece of artwork. In the Junior Ranger booklet there were tiny insets of the artwork we had to match to original work, its harder than it sounds. The grounds were beautiful to walk through and we were the only people here during our visit. A quiet and serene place, we really enjoyed. Below are some of our favorite works of art we found on our visit.
The house was gorgeous as well. We were able to walk around in it and the park ranger on duty was very helpful with questions. She also helped us with our Jr. Ranger booklets on some we couldn’t quite find. The best part, she gave us great hints and not the exact answers 🙂
We headed back to the visitor center to earn our badges. This gal looks skeptical, ha ha.
What a great little stop at New Hampshire’s only National Park Service site.