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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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  • We visited here on our recent trip to Cape Cod and spent a lovely afternoon wandering around. The gardens, in particular the rhododendrons, were in full bloom and very pretty, the vintage car museum w...  more »
  • This small museum and garden is the perfect size for a two hour walk. We were lucky enough to be there when the rhododendrons were in full bloom and it was quite spectacular. At every turn there is an...  more »
  • The gardens are beautiful and there are many places to walk both paved and dirt paths. Tha art museum was worthwhile and the attendant was friendly and informative. The carousel ride was fun for the a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!