Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Early on, in our mission to visit as many National Parks as possible, Stew and I crossed of a few parks that were within driving distance of our home and made good day trips. Since there is only one NPS site in the state of New Hampshire we were eager to check it out. 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a world renowned sculpture who resided in this home in Cornish, NH during the summer months - and then, permanently in his later years. The property is complete with art galleries, workshops, gardens, and a walking path through a ravine to a man made swimming hole.

We opted out of the guided tour in the mansion itself and instead leisurely walked the property and viewed the galleries and sculptures. It is amazing to me that I have seen many of Saint-Gaudens works displayed around the country - Boston, New York, and Chicago but never knew they were all brilliantly created by the same man who held up residence just a few hours from my home.

While this is a small park site, it still remains as one of our favorite spots and can't wait to go back and introduce Logan to it.