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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
Owner description: You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Gardens, Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Visiting Heritage Museums & Gardens during the Gardens Aglow event from Thanksgiving to Christmas is a wonderful family opportunity. The gardens and trees are lit up beautifully and there is so much to see as you stroll, at night, through the gardens. The Merry-Go-Round is open and free for all and the line moved very quickly. If you want to... More 

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Douglas MA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

First of all let me say this review is for Garden Aglow only - not Heritage Museum which is a great place to visit. Every year I try to take my husband someplace different to view Christmas lights as his birthday is right before Christmas. This was his choice for 2014. We purchased the tickets on line which saved us... More 

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Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Gardens are just Beautiful at Heritage. Also there is the Museum to go thru. I totally enjoyed all of the great antique cars and such. Leave yourselves time for Heritage. You'll enjoy it more.

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augusta
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Came back to Heritage Gardens for their "Gardens Aglow" program and it was well worth the visit. Stunning walk with thousands of beautiful Christmas lights strung about the trees. Slipping on hot cider, riding the carousel and watching dancers perform the Nutcracker. In the buildings were more stunning decorations and Santa greeting Children in one of the vintage cars. They... More 

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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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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279 reviews 279 reviews
233 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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 

Oregon
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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22 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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