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Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563 (Formerly Heritage Plantation)
508 888 3300
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Gardens, Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.

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Paxton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

If you do your own landscaping at home, heritage gardens is a great place to get ideas. I have visited during the growing season, and at the tail end, and have gotten some great ideas. It is also a beautiful place to go and take in the beauty.

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Los Angeles
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267 reviews 267 reviews
225 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved this place when visiting three years ago. It was a different experience this time. We were VERY tired and this was a little more than I needed when I was so exhausted. You have to Walk a LOT. When I rode the carousel three years ago, it was my first time EVER to ride one, pretty special. This... More

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HeritageMuseums, Marketing Associate at Heritage Museums & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear LAtoEverywhere: Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Heritage Museums & Gardens and for providing us with your feedback. We understand your disappointment with the Folk Art Gallery being closed. This season, we have been renovating the American Art & Carousel Gallery in order to open a new STEM preschool, along with renovating the carousel and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited on the final day of the season. We enjoyed hiking the grounds and discovering the lovely bug sculptures. We had fun riding on the carousel. The Lily car collection is very nice too.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I go every year and am repeatedly amazed at how beautiful these gardens are. This is a wonderful trip for a couple, family, trip with young kids, trip with your elderly parents, etc. There is something for everyone. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. Ride the carousel. Stroll by the pond, through the woods, by the waterfall, etc.... More

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North Yorkshire
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162 reviews 162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited at the end of the season and hence most of the plants were no longer in flower. We still however spent nearly 2 hours exploring the attractive gardens. The large wooden sculptures of insects throughout the gardens were stunning. Free rides on the 100 year old fairground carousel took us back to childhood. Finally we spent a rewarding... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you go there in the mid to late fall to see the gardens you will be disappointed. Most of the plants have become dormant. The only reason to visit at this time of year is to go to the auto museum, which is great! The vehicles are very well presented and there's some nice signage too. The carousel is... More

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Confolens, France
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54 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very worthwhile visit but we have two suggestions. A seniors rate and a slightly reduced fee for the winter months. The motor museum is very good with some wonderful early years cars.

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The day we visited, they had an old classic car show in the museum with some absolutely beautiful automobiles, along with some history about each one. The sculptures (bugs) in the gardens were exquisite, the grounds themselves were beautiful and the carousel at the outer edge of the grounds was captivating. A lovely day and well worth visiting. Make sure... More

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Finally riding the carousel! Yea This place has all kinds of things to see cars plants bugs living and sculptured. Some of the pathways are steep.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been visiting the Cape for years and years but never even heard of this place. It's truly a hidden treasure! We spent several hours walking the trails, enjoying the gardens, riding the carousel and looking at the classic antique autos. They had a outdoor exhibit - large bugs sculputured from wood - in the gardens. We'll definitely visit the... More

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