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Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich
(4.6/5 based on 600+ 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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  • The age of the site makes the gardens really great. This is definitely the primary draw for the site during the spring and early summer. Plan to do some walking, however there is a golf cart to help t...  more »
  • Wonderful gardens to droll through with an abundance of activities on site! Scavenger hunts, car museum, maze, laberynth, carousel, and so much more! Hidden hollow with its tree house and abundance of...  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful gardens to walk through. The automobile collection is fascinating. My wife, who usually has a low threshold for car museums really got into this collection of perfectly restored c...  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.