Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

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Heritage Museums & Gardens offers landscaped gardens, walking trails, galleries, sculpture, and more. Stroll around the public gardens, which cover 40.5 hectares (100 acres), and see the rhododendrons, a legacy of former owner Charles O. Dexter, who was a celebrated rhododendron hybridizer. Visit the automobile gallery to view the museum's permanent collection of antique and classic cars, including a 1909 white steam car model M that was owned by President William Taft. Head to the American art and carousel gallery to ride one of the antique, hand-carved horses that adorn the 1908 carousel. Grab a bite to eat at the Magnolia Cafe or bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. To visit Heritage Museums & Gardens on your trip to Sandwich, use our Sandwich travel route planner.
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  • Heritage Museums and Gardens is an unusual museum which contains gardens and woodland parks with three museums. Unfortunately visiting the first week of July we missed the flowering of its famous its ...  more »
  • When I was told to expect to spend 3 hours touring the, I rolled my eyes. It turns out we could’ve spent most of our day here. The gardens are immaculate and there are a variety of trees and plants ov...  more »
  • I like flowers, my friend likes classic cars. We got both! Beautiful gardens and pretty cool museum!  more »
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  • Awesome gardens, neat car museum, nice cafe, cool carousel, amazing children's play area, and tons of cool programs. What's not to love? Parents: Really awesome children's play area. Tree house, ball and pipe rolling area, stage with performance stuff, music area, sand area, coloring, and water play in a water fall. Bring a change of clothes, including shoes, if you think your kiddo will get into the water or sand areas. Our 3 year old went to the carousel and then spend 2-3 hours playing here (use the back exit out of the carousel). It was awesome. We started at the far end with the tree house and worked our way to the messy sand/water zone at the front and it worked out perfectly. EV Drivers: No charger
  • Every penny worth it and well beyond One of the best heritage museum. Lots of greenery. It was so cool even on a hot sweltering day. Garden, walkways, meadows everything was just amazing. Special exhibits are a treat to watch. The paintings, the alphabets and famous chronological events..the heritage racing cars...and the very best 110 year old carousal..too good to be true...the hosts were very courteous in directing towards next destination on the trail of landmarks...the tree house and hidden hollow was fascinating...a small waterfall and bore well with pump, s set of nice musical instruments built with pipes and wood...other landmarks like large Mic's, center stage in the garden, giant bed frame made of water pipes etc....and as mentioned at the start the whole garden and varieties of trees, bushes and flowers and soothing sound of so many birds....just mesmerized
  • This place is amazing! Beautiful scenery, art gallery, car museum, Adventure Park across the street (it does cost another $50 and usually requires reservation, but totally worth it!)...for $25 ea. my daughter and I took the guided tour. We were 20 minutes late...missed it, basically. But the staff got on their radios and Mike, one of the fantastic maintenance crew, gave us a list to rendezvous with our group. 5 start treatment all the way! And the "snack bar" serves incredible gourmet sandwiches! Prenominal experience! (For $50 you can get a season pass to go as many times as you like, even the "Gardens a Glow" Christmas light display)
  • Great place for families and to take a break from the beaches. Cool cars, history, art and beautiful gardens. Yummy eats and drinks too. Parents should try to explore the sites before going to Hidden Hollow (kids treehouse and play area), the kids will want to hangout there for a while. Don't miss the carousel ride!
  • This place was awesome. The museum was running an exhibit on the history of the Indianapolis 500 while we were there and it was pretty fascinating to see the evolution of that sport. The grounds are beautiful and there are some pretty nice , and easy, hiking trails around the wooded areas. Overall it was a really nice relaxing day here.
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