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Heritage Museums & Gardens

Pine and Grove Streets, Sandwich, MA 02563 (Formerly Heritage Plantation)
508 888 3300
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Art Museums, Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.
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English first
Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is something for everyone at the Heritage Museum and Gardens on Grove Street in Sandwich Village, Massachusetts. The setting is phenomenal with the Lakes, woodlands and sculptured gardens topped with 3 of the best museums in New England. The Shaker Barn with its world-class collection of Antique Cars is just delightful, one is transported back to the era of... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit, especially if you like old cars! There is an entire building dedicated to them. The gardens are absolutely stunning and there is a cart that travels throughout the grounds to transport those who can't or don't desire to walk long distances. Look for children's activities. This is a large area and is good... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Beautiful layout of the gardens with beautiful flowers. We loved it! Even rode on the carousel and felt like a kid again. Great family attraction.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Heritage Museum is usually a great take. We went to see the Christmas lights which were highly recommended. As an avid photographer I had camera and tripod with me. It was nighttime obviously. AND, it was very windy and cold. There was no way I could hand hold a camera and expect to get decent pictures. I was told at... More

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HeritageMuseums, Public Relations Manager at Heritage Museums & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review regarding your experience at Gardens Aglow. We strive to make every visit to Heritage satisfying and memorable. While Heritage does allow the use of tripods while visiting, due to limited space and tripping hazards, we do ask that guests refrain from using them on paved walkways and inside museum buildings. We apologize that the... More

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We loved it! Our two daughters 3 & 1 loved it to. It was a perfect mild evening. The lights are beautiful. Santa was amazing, spent time with no feeling of being rushed. He even showed our daughter that he has real hands under those white gloves! ( she was unsure if he had hands or was like a "cartoon").... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Three generations spent a wonderful evening enjoying all that Heritage has to offer. Along with the beautiful light display they have the best Santa EVER in an antique car. He talks to the kids like he really DOES watch them and ends up making them laugh. We bought a family membership so we can plan visits year round to watch... More

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was a wonderful experience. The gardens were lit beautifully. The activities, hunting for Santa's reindeer , judging gingerbread houses, and making tree ornaments were fun. The car museum was a warm retreat and the Nutcracker Ballet entertaining.

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Millbury, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Christmas lights on display though out the grounds. Activities for Children, beautiful carousel and a great car show. A lot of walking but worth the effort

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Sandwich MA
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

100 acres of fun awaits the whole family in this hidden gem located in Sandwich. Tucked away a mile from the center of the village, Heritage covers a lot of ground for folks of all ages. From the antique car museum set inside a round Shaker barn, to the 1903 Coney Island carousel in its own glass building, there is... More

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Virginia Beach
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Took our 4 kids (6 year old triplets and 8 year old) this past summer and loved it. Car exhibit was fascinating but the grounds were the highlight. So much for kids to do, we could have stayed all day, we had to drag kids out at closing- they loved the mazes, treehouse, stage, music instruments- so much to engage... More

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