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Thornton W. Burgess Museum

4 Water Street, Rte. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-4668
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Sandwich
Type: Children's Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's author and naturalist, are displayed.
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McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the inspiration for the Thornton Burgess Peter Cottontail children's books. The lush green trees and flowers as well as the little white house that contains the jam kitchen. The gift shop had a number of homemade jams for sale with free tastings. Cute little Tea accessories, books and knick knacks.

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central mass
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15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were short on time and could not spend alot of time at the museum. What we did see was interesting and we will definitely go back when we have more time to spend there.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The museum is a great way to connect with the author of some of the best children's books: Thornton Burgess and the Mother West Wind Series. This Museum and the Greenbriar Nature center a couple of miles away, both part of the Thornton Burgess group, is wonderful for young and old.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here, first we went I'm to be grated by a wonderful employee. We also got to see them making jams and rated some too. She told us about the history and explained all to us. We also went on the hike and saw some creatures... A woodpecker, water snake and frog. The gardens were beautiful.

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Norwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small but charming old home that houses the works of the noted children story teller and conservationist. Because of his love of nautre and his need to care for his children on his own he created many animal characters that came to life as the stories were told to the young at bedtime.

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Glenmony ny
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a must all the friends you read about are depicted here plus all sorts of books glass plates and t shirts with the pictures of Reddy Fox Old Mother East Wind etc....just a charming place to remember in Loved it

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Walpole, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Go to Greenbriar Nature Center - Thornton Burgess runs this - and buy their home made jam - or watch a jam making demonstration in the jam kitchen. The jam is fantastic and makes good Christmas or hostess gifts.

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Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were welcomed by the staff even though they were in the midst of a meeting, and they took the time to give us some interesting information about Thornton Burgess. Cute gift shop too.

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Dighton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Attend story time for children no matter how old you are! Sitting in the grass by the beautiful Shawme pond, you will be delighted with tales from Thornton Burgess.

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Rutland, Vermont
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

No tour guide. You are on your own to look around. I would rather have someone explain what I am seeing. Large selection of Thornton Burgess' books to buy. No fee, but they ask for donations

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