16 Cheshire Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 443-5661
Fax: (413) 443-5866
May to Jun - Th to Mo from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sep - Th to Mo from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Jul to Aug - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Oct - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Chesterwood, located in Stockbridge, is the former summer home of the famed sculptor Daniel Chester French. Best known for his sculpture featured at Washington's Lincoln Memorial, Chester French also carved a bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and created works for the Russell Alger Memorial, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Boston Public Library. He died at Chesterwood October 7, 1931, and the house has since been turned into a museum and historical site. Chesterwood is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is open to visitors from May to October.