Plan Your Visit to Andres Institute of art

Trails are open every day, dawn to dusk.

Events include special ways to interact with the park and art.

Docents are available for group visits.

parking & Planning


The parking lot is at the Andres Visitor Center at 106 Route 13, Brookline, NH. From the lot, follow signs to the trail head where you will find an information kiosk and maps as well as a port-o-john. 


Trails are open from dawn until dusk. There is no fee to enter but donations are greatly appreciated either online or in the trailhead or studio donation boxes.

Dogs on-leash are welcome. Please clean up after your dog so we can continue welcoming them. Also, please be respectful of other visitors when bringing a dog. At events, you may be asked to move to the back of a group for the safety and comfort of all involved. 

Be sure to bring a water bottle and bug spray. There are no trash receptacles, the AIA is a carry in-carry out environment.

Use maps (see below) to find the AIA, plan your visit, or just wander and discover. A map makes returning to the parking area easier after wandering the trails.

You can also visit the Sculpture Gallery to see pictures of most of the works at AIA. You can use the Gallery and Maps to plan a personally curated visit.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is open when staffed by our fabulous volunteers. Summer 2024 hours are below. Inside, find a diorama of the hill, pictures of previous symposia and smaller works by John Weidman. Wifi and restrooms are available. In July and August you can also view a show of selected portraits from the Angels of Addictions Project. Read more about this special show here.

Brookline’s Finest, serving food and offering items from local craftspeople, is open in the yellow doors next to the Welcome Center doors. They are open daily 9-5.

To learn about volunteering at AIA, visit the Volunteer page


Andres Institute of Art Visitor Center

106 Route 13, Brookline, NH

Parking & the Trail Head, when facing the Center as in the photo above, are to the right.

What to Expect

Situated on a former ski area, there is a good bit of vertical rise on the trails. There is a paved accessway to the Studio with easier footing (and works visible from and adjacent to the road). Above the Studio, the trails around the summit are more gradual, and then there is the descent with more sculptures to pause, rest and observe. The sculpture trails are dirt and gravel, tree-covered and peaceful. Wear secure shoes to navigate the occasional tree root, gravel and stones. Plan to spend 1-2 hours – or more. It will take several visits to see all of the works.

Access & Accommodations

Please contact the Andres Institute of Art with any questions regarding disability access needs for individuals or groups. With advance notice we can permit driving access to the Studio and/or help identify works that are most accessible for your needs. Please reach out to the AIA President via email at, or call (603) 673-8441 between 8am and 5pm.


Our main events are the Iron Melt Fundraisers (Oct 19 is the next one) and the Annual Symposium. 2024 will mark the 24th Symposium, and the dates are set for September 14 – October 6, 2024. There is also a live music concert series with concerts every month. Scroll down below “Maps” for other events or to sign up for the newsletter, or check out the Facebook page to find out what is happening at the Andres!

Docent-Guided Visits

The Andres Institute of Art is happy to help you plan a visit for your group, class or club. Please reach out to the AIA President via email at, or call (603) 673-8441 between 8am and 5pm. With advance notice a volunteer docent can be arranged.


Directions to Andres Institute of Art


From Manchester take 101 West to Route 13 South. Travel 6.5 miles south to the AIA Center & Parking on your right.

From Nashua take Route 130 West through Hollis to Brookline Center. After the Library turn left on Bond Street for one block. The AIA Center & Parking is nearly opposite Bond Street at Route 13.

Download/Print Trail Map

Download or print a trail map before you go. The second page includes a numbered list of the sculptures. These maps can also be found at the Visitor’s Kiosk at the base of the trails.

Interactive Online Trail Map

Trailforks is an online map of hike, mountain bike and snowmobile trails. AIA trail information also includes scultpure names and details.

AIA events

Watch this space for upcoming events and links to register. The newsletter is a good way to learn of events and you can follow our Facebook page.

Other events occur throughout the year including performances, lectures and schools partnering with us for adult and youth classes.

Groups can schedule a docent-led tour or event – please contact Kristi St. Laurent at

Iron Melt – Join the Fun!

The Spring Iron Melt will be Saturday, May 18. Purchase and pick up a mold in advance. Carve it at home and return it before the 18th. If returned the day of, it must arrive to the Welcome Center by 10am. Purchase online is the easiest for tracking - just show your...

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Three Concerts in April to Support AIA

There are three great concerts lined up in April that provide you with great musical experiences and help provide funds to keep the AIA running with the trails and art available to the public for free. Tickets are available here on the website, visit the Concerts tab...

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Welcome Center Open – Volunteers Needed

The AIA Welcome Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am - 4pm. Inside the Welcome Center you can see photos of the past Symposium artists at work, a large diorama of the sculpture park hill and several works by Master Sculptor and AIA Art Director John Weidman....

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AIA Monthly Newsletter signup

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Thank you for signing-up! We hope to see you on the trails soon!

You can expect to hear from us monthly plus an extra newsletter will come out for the Symposium in the Fall.

Sculpture Park Entrance &

Visitor Center

106 Route 13, Brookline, NH 03033

Call or Mail

(603) 673-7441  (8am-5pm)

Andres Institute of Art, PO Box 226, Brookline, NH 03033-0226


Kristi St. Laurent, AIA President