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Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A must visit for all who come to Vape Cod no matter what season. It is magical at Christmas. The flowering season with rhodendrums are astounding. Great for all ages.  more »
  • The gardens were Aglow with lights in the trees, along the paths. Fun to roast marshmallows in a fire pit . And fun to hear various groups and even the school kids from the Hundred Acre School sing, d...  more »
  • Went to Heritage Museums and Gardens for the Christmas light show. Great way to get into the spirit. In addition to the light display there was a fire pit with s'mores, carousel, micic....great night ...  more »
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  • Great grounds to walk around and explore. I enjoyed the art installations along the way, as well. So many flowers and plants to look at! The cafe had great food. The gift shop had cute trinkets too
  • This is a great little gem. We only have about 2 hours and could have made it 4 (we didn't even make it to the museum, we were too busy exploring the gardens). Definitely worth exploring if you like gardens. Also, it is pretty accessible for people with wheelchairs.
  • FYI $18 a head per adult. Overall absolutely not kid friendly. Everything is spread out - so have your hiking boots on.
  • Very pleasant walk through gardens, antique cars were very interesting, don't miss the movie costume exhibit, and riding the carousel is a must! Staff was very helpful and gave us tips on what was blooming and where to see the best flowers.
  • Spent the whole day exploring. There is so much to do here, from visiting the windmill to journeying through a maze to viewing nearly century old cars! I'm definitely visiting here again.