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Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

Discovery Hill, East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Gardens
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Traveler Description: The Green Briar Nature Center in E Sandwich is a quaint and quiet facility that can be toured in an hour unless you go when there is a scheduled... more »
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Commerce, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

It was raining so we only went to the Jam Kitchen and that was interesting to watch them prepare jams and relishes. The kitchen is open and the smell was wonderful. Watch out if you have small children because the pans and burners are all within their reach.

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orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although they had just finished making the jams, we still enjoyed visiting this little nature spot. Good place for children to walk around and don't forget to check out the bunnies. A great gift shop with all the jams there for tasting too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My kids took nature classes here when they were little. No frills good fun. My now teenager and I have learned how to make jam. Simple pleasures.

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Malden, Massachusetts, USA
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My friend was here many years before with children & said he thought I'd enjoy it. It was so lovely. A house with animals, lovely walking paths. We were able to sit on adirondack chairs in the late afternoon sun & just enjoy the overall peacefulness, beauty & birds. First we did tour the kitchen. We walked in and a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went there to drop off jam jars to get them out of Mom's cramped apartment. I am from Naples Florida and have never met a ruder bunch of people in my life. Was sent all over the place. Told I couldn't see lady Mom recommended without paying $4 admission fee. Then told kitchen was closed but took bag without a... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Spent a lovely quiet afternoon here. Bought some Earth friendly souveniers for my grand kids, then off to the Jam Kitchen. The ladies were dicing peaches that would soon be going into their delicious jam. I wanted to bring some home for gifts, but what a difficult choice I had to make. They have over fifty varieties available, and you... More

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Palo Alto, California
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21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is just one of those special little places you will find in the oldest town on the Cape (1637!). Watch jam being made, taste it, buy some, tour the "living museum" that has been around since 1903. They even hold workshops. I bring the jam back to California with me. Great for kids, but every age will enjoy this... More

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East Sandwich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

At one time I would of recommended this place. After all who doesn't like the stories of Thornton Burgess? They have a nice wild flower garden and a progressive jam kitchen, from circa the 1930's. However, they have taken over the game farm down the street from Fish & Game - The Sandwich Game Farm - that used to raise... More

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Green Briar Nature Center has a wonderful tiny zoo with live 'animal characters' out of Thornton Burgess's books, a nice animal story time for littler kids, and great science/nature based programs for kids of all ages (even old fart kids like me). Catch a class at their jam kitchen, too. Their trails are only so-so, however. You really have to... More

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great place to take the kids.Beautiful gardens and walking trails The jam kitchen is the best,they have classes to make the jam,Mary is the best!We had a great time with her showing us how to make the jam,it was Delicious!

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