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.
Heritage Museums & Gardens Reviews
Go to see the gardens, which are exceptional. But also enjoy the displays of Americana from the Lilly collection, including a wonderful display of century-old cars from the early days of motoring. more »
The rhododendrons bloomed late this year so my mom and I were lucky enough to catch most of them when we visited. The grounds are beautiful and well kept but still very natural and "wild" in parts. It... more »
This place is amazing! Beautiful scenery, art gallery, car museum, Adventure Park across the street (it does cost another $50 and usually requires reservation, but totally worth it!)...for $25 ea. my daughter and I took the guided tour. We were 20 minutes late...missed it, basically. But the staff got on their radios and Mike, one of the fantastic maintenance crew, gave us a lift to rendezvous with our group. 5 star treatment all the way! And the "snack bar" serves incredible gourmet sandwiches! Phenominal experience! (For $50 you can get a season pass to go as many times as you like, even the "Gardens a Glow" Christmas light display)
The lights were magical this time of year! Really enjoyed it with my 7 year old. There was some really interesting spots to visit and the merry-go-round at the end was fun with the group we all were with. Nothing too crazy but that's exactly what I expected going to this place and it delivered a nice, relaxing experience with good friends.
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