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Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Art Museums, Science Museums
Description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
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DeWitt, New York
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277 reviews 277 reviews
135 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The SGM does not have the scale or scope of the Corning Glass Museum in Corning NY, so if you've been there don't expect this to compare well with it. But on its own merits, this much smaller museum is still pretty good and well worth a visit. There is a glass making demonstration given at various times each day;... More

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Lockport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum is a great rainy day activity. The beautifully colored glass and artful displayed help you forget the gray skies outside. The displays provide varied ways to experience the history of Sandwich Glass and to see many products that the company produced.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My ten-year-old granddaughter and I visited together. As soon as we arrived, the glassblowing demonstration started, which we both really enjoyed. The young man who does the demonstrating (I forget his name) is both entertaining and informative. This was my granddaughter's favorite part. She also enjoyed the Hannah "Rebecca" Burgess dining room in which Rebecca and Capt. Burgess come to... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum was small but very informative! As a glass enthusiast, I was intrigued to find out how glass blowing came to be in Massachusetts. The gift shop was wonderful and the staff very friendly!

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like glass and American history, Sandwich Glass Museum has both. I often don' t visit museums when it is nice outside, but having the sun shine through the windows and through all the different rooms of glass was a treat. Like candy! Very interesting, concise history of the area and connected always to the glass industry of years... More

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Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The best part of this museum for me was the demonstration of glass blowing. Otherwise, unless you are a glass enthusiast, this may be something you miss. Substitute the walk on the boardwalk or a lunch at Beth's Bakery!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to visit to shop or for museum. Watch demo of glass blowing, interesting, educational and entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was skeptical that I'd just see a bunch of glass. How glass is made was fascinating. Glass blower was a superior presenter/educator.

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Long Island City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We came here as per the recommendation of a cute little old lady in a tourist booth in Sandwich and I wasn't really sure how it was going to be, but as my bf and I were on vacation we said " why not?!" So, as soon as I walked in, I immediately noticed how new the museum looks. There... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our second time here. The first time we were there to late in the day to really take in all if the history. We enjoying the glass blowing demonstration. The exhibits were wonderful. The gift shop offers a variety of local artists work. A truly wonder experience!

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