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Augustus Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish NH

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was one of America‚Äôs greatest sculptors and created more than 150 works of art, from exquisitely carved cameos to heroic-size public monuments.  Works such as the "Standing Lincoln" monument and the Shaw Memorial continue to inspire people today, and his design for the 1907 $20 gold piece made what is considered America's most beautiful coin.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (NHS) preserves the home, called Aspet, gardens and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907).  The park consists of 150 acres owned in-fee, with an additional 215 acres included in the authorized boundary.  Most of the park is wooded, but there are sections of open fields and wetlands.

There are two hiking trails on the property, the Ravine Trail that is one-quarter mile long and the Blow-Me-Down Trail that is one and one-half miles long.  The Ravine Trail skirts the edge of the Blow-Me-Up Brook, while the Blow-Me-Down Trail offers glimpses of the Blow-Me-Down Brook and the mill and pond. More than 100 works of the sculptor are exhibited in the galleries and on the grounds at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. The papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens are housed in the special collections of Rauner Library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, 20 miles north of the park.

Saint Gaudens National Historic Site

133 Saint-Gaudens Road
Cornish, NH  03745

Admission Fees:
- An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged for visitors age 16 and older. The receipt is valid for seven days and may be used for re-entry to the park. - The America the Beautiful Annual Passes, including the Federal Senior Pass, Golden Age Pass and Access Pass, are honored for entrance to the site. - An annual park pass, specifically for Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, is available for $25. - All national parks, national wildlife refuges, and many areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management will offer free admission on June 5-6, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 25 (Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). - Reservations are not needed for park visitors to join daily scheduled tours of the grounds and exhibition galleries. - Tickets for tours of the home, Aspet, are free and are available on a first-come-first-served basis only. Aspet tours are limited to 12 people at a time.

Hours of Operation:
- From Memorial Day weekend to Oct. 31, park exhibit buildings are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the grounds are open until dusk. - From November through late May, the exhibit buildings are closed, but the park visitor center is often open most days, Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Park information, brochures and the passport stamp are available there.

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