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Address: 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563 (Formerly Heritage Plantation)
Phone Number: 508 888 3300
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You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and...

You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.

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Not your average spot

We bring our of town guest here frequently. The gardens are beautiful just to walk around. The kids love the carousel and men and kids alike love looking at the old cars. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
letrab44
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bring our of town guest here frequently. The gardens are beautiful just to walk around. The kids love the carousel and men and kids alike love looking at the old cars. They even have tasty food too.

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Thank letrab44
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a stroll, to take pictures, to learn history and ride the merry-go-round. It is now also home to waterfall, zipline and an awesome children's garden and treehouse. The setting is still serene and beautiful with all this going on.

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Thank J9eats
Rutland, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's been seven or eight years since I was last here. they have added and improved their lighting displays. Outstanding visual experience.

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Thank MarcRutland
Delray Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I have a membership to the museum. We love the museum and we visited it a lot during the spring,summer and fall. We were both so disappointed in the Christmas light show. We both thought the hype was more then the actual Glow Light Event. There was no rhyme or reason for any of the lights throughout... More 

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2 Thank dikrepe22
HeritageMuseums, Marketing Associate at Heritage Museums & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear dikrepe22, Thank you for feedback regarding Gardens Aglow. We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. Our approach to Gardens Aglow is to create an immersive experience for families to enjoy together. Accordingly, we offer over 10 miles of lights and lighted decorations, carousel rides, a model train display built of natural materials, connecting to our public garden work, a... More 

Leverkusen, Germany
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Lovely gardens with lots of opportunities to explore, like e.g. a maze and treehouse. In between you'll find several galleries that present art, automobiles and special exhibitions. The entry fee might be a little on the expensive side, but it's a day well spent in the midst of nature.

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Thank RLenz234
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times with friends and have had many a memorable time. The automobile museum is quite fascinating with a large variety of cars. The grounds are breathtaking and make you feel like you are in a story book. Down the rabbit hole perhaps. In the summer there are outdoor concerts, and it is so nice sitting... More 

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Cape Cod
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This gets rave reviews but I took my class there and it was nothing special. If you want a real experience go the Science Museum in Boston. They also built an exhibit (zip lines) tricking their neighbors as to what it was. Lacking integrity.

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1 Thank BurtCapeCod
Centerville, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We went for the holiday light show and it is wonderful. The weather was spectacular, so that helped, but either way, it was a delight.

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plymouth, ma
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The light display was so so. Felt for the money over rated. The train display was up high so kids really could not enjoy. By high it was almost to the ceiling! Weather was great so a wonderful night to walk.

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

Dear aflitzy, Thank you so much for visiting Gardens Aglow – we appreciate your feedback. Each year, we add new delights and refresh our offerings. Thank you for taking the time to comment! Sincerely, --Heritage Museums & Gardens More 

cape cod, ma
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife and I had heard about the "Gardens Aglow" holiday display at the Heritage Plantation. The admission price was $18.00 per adult. If your looking to do a little walking for exercise this is a good place for that but, the display of lights (very few for the area you need to walk) were very disappointing and it's very... More 

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

Dear Bennymoon, Thank you for feedback regarding Gardens Aglow. We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. The joy of this holiday time is that there are so many activities and events to suit many different people. Our approach to Gardens Aglow is to create an immersive experience for families to enjoy together. Accordingly, we offer over 10 miles of lights... More 

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