Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park | VISITOR CENTER

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Visitor Center

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Visitor Center

OPERATING HOURS

The Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Visitor Center is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through October 31st between the hours of 9 AM and 4:30 PM. It is open periodically during the winter, but there is no set schedule. You must call the park at (603) 675-2175 and inquire about winter hours. Keep in mind that times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to get the latest schedule on the National Park Service’s official Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.

AMENITIES

  • Ranger-staffed information desk where you can get a park brochure, activity schedule, and trail map
  • Sign up for guided tours
  • Park film
  • Small exhibit area
  • Book and souvenir store
  • Restrooms
Inside the Saint-Gaudens Visitor Center

Inside the Saint-Gaudens Visitor Center

PARK FILM

An Introduction to the Life and Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an 18-minute film that is shown on-demand—just ask a Ranger or volunteer to start it for you. The film is an excellent biographical documentary, and unless you are a Saint-Gaudens scholar, I highly suggest watching it before heading out to explore the park. In addition to telling his life story, the film highlights his most important artworks, some of which can be seen on the grounds and in the art studios of the park. There is no objectionable material, so the film is suitable for all ages. You can watch it ahead of time on the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Documentary web page here on National Park Planner.

There are two other films that are not as well advertised—Wax Blood, Bronze Skin and The Medal Maker. These cover the art of sculpturing, not the works of Saint-Gaudens. I did not have time to watch any of them, but if you are interested, be sure to ask a Ranger to start them for you.

EXHIBIT AREA

There are a few information panels that provide a timeline of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ life, plus one panel about the creation of Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. These take no more than ten minutes to read.

There are no original Saint-Gaudens artworks in the Visitor Center, for these are on display at other locations in the park.

SCHEDULING YOUR TIME

Allow a half hour for a visit to the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Visitor Center. This will give you time to catch the film and read through the information panels.

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Last updated on August 30, 2020
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