Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

4.7
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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  • A beautiful stroll though Christmas Lights “all aglow” - a nature activity that is fun for the whole family. We took strollers for the littles and they walked some and rode some which worked out well ...  more »
  • Short distance once you cross the Sagamore Bridge to Cape Cod. They have spectacular gardens over a very large area. They also have a round house full of great classic cars (1910-1930's). Everything w...  more »
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  • Awesome gardens, neat car museum, nice cafe, cool carousel, amazing children's play area, and tons of cool programs. What's not to love? Parents: Really awesome children's play area. Tree house, ball and pipe rolling area, stage with performance stuff, music area, sand area, coloring, and water play in a water fall. Bring a change of clothes, including shoes, if you think your kiddo will get into the water or sand areas. Our 3 year old went to the carousel and then spend 2-3 hours playing here (use the back exit out of the carousel). It was awesome. We started at the far end with the tree house and worked our way to the messy sand/water zone at the front and it worked out perfectly. EV Drivers: No charger
  • Every penny worth it and well beyond One of the best heritage museum. Lots of greenery. It was so cool even on a hot sweltering day. Garden, walkways, meadows everything was just amazing. Special exhibits are a treat to watch. The paintings, the alphabets and famous chronological events..the heritage racing cars...and the very best 110 year old carousal..too good to be true...the hosts were very courteous in directing towards next destination on the trail of landmarks...the tree house and hidden hollow was fascinating...a small waterfall and bore well with pump, s set of nice musical instruments built with pipes and wood...other landmarks like large Mic's, center stage in the garden, giant bed frame made of water pipes etc....and as mentioned at the start the whole garden and varieties of trees, bushes and flowers and soothing sound of so many birds....just mesmerized

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