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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  • The gardens are gorgeous. The Antique Car Museum is great for car lovers. They even have an old Ford for the kids to sit in and take pictures. The Carousel is just perfect. My kids especially love the...  more »
  • Lovely to be outside in nature this time of year! The Heritage staff crate a winter wonderland of lights among the beautiful plants. It’s a special place to be any time if the year to enjoy nature. So...  more »
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  • 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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