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. Make Heritage Museums & Gardens part of your personalized Sandwich itinerary using our Sandwich itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The gardens are what we went for but the auto museum was exceptional too. Great place to spend an afternoon.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Fabulous auto museum with the collection from Josiah Lilly of the Lilly drug company - magnificent cars! Very well done. And the gardens are equally beautiful- the hydrangeas are just amazing! So many...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Spent nice afternoon visiting Heritage Museums & Gardens! Beautiful grounds and flowers! Must see Classic automobile exhibit.  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Gardens were great! Very pretty. Peonies in bloom. Rhododendron bloom finishing up. We had the place to ourselves. Fun carousel. Cool old cars. Will come again.
  • June 13, 2017
    Beautiful flowers, lots to do with a family and easy for elwrly to get around with golf carts to transport folks throughout the grounds There is a lovely cafe that serves basic and gourmet sandwiches and salads. They have soft drinks as well as beer and wine.
  • May 2, 2017
    We had no idea how much fun the day would Be! First we went to the adventure park, that was fun. But ten the beautiful garden, the bulb river and the awesome antique cars. Better than we could have expected!
  • May 22, 2017
    Do NOT waste your money here! They hardly speak to you when you ask questions, and the gardens are not worth the money. Most of the plants are common plants that are known for being easy to grow and you can find them wildly growing. Save yourself $25 and talk a walk at the beach or in your backyard!
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful botanical garden, excellent exhibits and a lovely place to relax in nature! Take a carousel ride on a Charles Loof original ...and visit the magical Hidden Hollow!

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