Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton

A celebration of all things sculptural, Grounds For Sculpture, features a beautifully landscaped park and museum located on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded in 1992 by John Seward Johnson II, the park contains over 270 large-scale contemporary sculptures by Johnson and other international artists. Most notable is the 7.9 m (26 ft) tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her famous white billowing dress from the film "The Seven Year Itch.” Rat’s restaurant is well worth a visit, designed by Johnson to make customers feel as if they are dining in Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. Use our Hamilton trip builder website to add Grounds For Sculpture and other attractions to your Hamilton vacation plans.
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  • This place is just fabulous. To really enjoy the sculptures be prepared to spend about 3 or more hours. There all kind of different sculptures. The ones with the people are really life like at...  more »
  • We went on good day in terms of temperature and at a good Time too. We arrived just before 12.30 and while it wasn’t empty, it wasn’t packed either. There’s is a small shop as well as a cafe. Both...  more »
  • A wealth of cultural awareness in New Jersey! Such a wonderful place to spend the day. The Peacock Cafe was so delicious. If you are lucky, you might be sharing a stroll with a few of feathered friends! The sculptures are so beautiful. Lovely to walk through the paths and marvel at such unique and unexpected art.
  • What an amazing place. These photos capture just a small amount of what you will see. Sculptures of people, so real life you will mistake others for sculptures. There are the abstract and unnamed for you to ponder. There are inside areas that have exhibits that change. A small snack bar is available. Check the website for details of current and up coming exhibits. There is a fee to enter the grounds. Check for cost and availability. I find that before the Sun sets and dusk to be a great time. Some of the sculptures are in groves of Trees and Bamboo. There is low ground lighting to illuminate those art works. Not a place to be missed.

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