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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  • My friend and I spent a few hours walking around enjoying the sights. It was a lot bigger than I originally expected. We also enjoyed the antique car exhibit. Hope to get back here next Winter to see ...  more »
  • Heritage Gardens is a beautiful place any time of year but it is especially wonderful when the gardens are in full bloom. Rhododendrons galore! The museum is also wonderful. An amazing look back in ti...  more »
  • Took the family, 2 teens, 1 young adult for the first time. It was a nice way to get in the spirit walking among the lights, visiting the merry go round, antique cars, roasting marshmallows etc. It's ...  more »
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  • Amazingly beautiful at night!! I can't wait to see it during the day. When you go through the labyrinth, greet the trees as you approach the center, and you must await the next traveler to release you from the center, or touch the tree in the center, and you can gracefully, and fairly jump the walls to freedom. You should wait at least the duration it took you to complete your labyrinth. (That's just the game my husband, our friend, and I played. People had fun playing along with us!)
  • Went here for their Gardens Aglow Christmas display. It may seem a little pricey, but when you consider the size of the place, the Christmas lights, meeting Santa on a Ford Model T, all the antique cars, free marshmallow roasting, a train display, giant light-bright and a carousel — it becomes worth it. The place gets packed, the earlier you show up the better. I took my 5 and 8 year olds and they loved it. They also have a snack shack where you can get food, beer and mulled wine. đź‘Ť
  • Gardens Aglow event was terrific! Beautiful light displays, nice collection of antique vehicles in the auto museum, artifacts & art work with history of Cape Cod in the other museum, baby farm animals to pet and dote-on, a fun ride on the carousel,
  • Not enough lights. Need character lights. Better story tellers for story by Santa. More kid activities.
  • It was a nice night to walk through the garden of lights but I was a little disappointed with the advertisement of 12 miles of lights was not true. But it was still a nice night out.

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