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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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Saint Augustine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Their gift shop is one of the best on Cape. Easy to find an unusual, handmade glass item. Their glass blowing demonstration is fun & amazing for all ages. Their museum is best for adults who enjoy seeing rare, historic items.

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Frazer
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

In my view the Sandwich Glass Museum is not as much a museum as a store with really beautiful glass items in it. While my wife did make a purchase or two, we REALLY enjoyed taking pictures of the windows with the colored designs the glass pieces made and the shadows on the floor, etc.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have been to the museum several times and it just keeps getting better & better. A definite must-see for Cape goers. Ask for the scavenger hunt game which is great even if you DON'T have children in your party! Live glass demo was thorough, informative and fun! Beautifully preserved pieces of history!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting museum with beautiful exhibits. What I liked best was the young man who did the glass blowing demonstration. It was pretty amazing to see how a glass item was created by hand. In all honesty, I could have watched him create various pieces and spend less time walking around the exhibits. There were descriptions by the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice museum. Beautifully displayed glass pieces throughout. Glass blowing demonstration was very interesting.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the glass museum. There are a lot of wonderful exhibits about glass pieces, the factory and the town. A good way to spend the day if the weather changes your plans.

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Lebanon, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is really worth the money. Glass blowing demonstration, unusual exhibits, movie about the history of glass making in Sandwich, beautiful deco glass, and gorgeous glass creations

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As a glass collector I really enjoyed this museum, which concentrates on glass made in Sandwich since 1825. Glass blowing demonstrations are given on the hours and a 20 minute historical presentation prepared by the museum staff is very well done. In addition to lots of glass, they displayed a number of model historical ships and a modern blown glass... More

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Kansas City, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

the actual museum was mildly interesting to a guy with very little interest in old glass... It was nice. If you think you will enjoy it, you very likely will. Sandwich is a very nice town.

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Troy, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Found this attraction on Trip Advisor. The museum was very interesting, with a wonderful glass collection. Watched a glassblower create a pumpkin and a swan. He was very informative, and sat right in front of us, explaining every step. Thoroughly enjoyable. There was also an informative theater presentation about the town itself. Well worth a visit!!

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