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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  • Heritage Museums and Gardens is an unusual museum which contains gardens and woodland parks with three museums. Unfortunately visiting the first week of July we missed the flowering of its famous its ...  more »
  • When I was told to expect to spend 3 hours touring the, I rolled my eyes. It turns out we could’ve spent most of our day here. The gardens are immaculate and there are a variety of trees and plants ov...  more »
  • I like flowers, my friend likes classic cars. We got both! Beautiful gardens and pretty cool museum!  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!)
  • This a really great place to visit! Not your average botanical garden as it also has very cool antique and classic car collection in a beautiful building. Great layout and an awesome day trip! Wear comfortable shoes that are good for walking.
  • 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. 👍
  • The peaceful hike and the carousel ride were delightful. Loved the cars showcase too.
  • Everyone was polite and welcoming. I could have walked around all day looking at the gardens, they were beautiful!

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