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Thornton W. Burgess Museum - CLOSED

Address: 4 Water Street, Rte. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-4668
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Type: Children's museums, Nature & wildlife areas, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's...
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Type: Children's museums, Nature & wildlife areas, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Wolfville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

The jam making kitchen was interesting. The store was great and we bought a few jams to take home. We went on the walk in the briar patch around the pond. A lovely walk! They warn about ticks and we did get one on us so check yourself after the walk!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a place to see when you are staying in Sandwich. Right on Rt. 6A the museum is fun for the kids and you can check out the huge selection of home made jams jellies honey and my personal pick sweet relish.

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Kent, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Thornton Burgess Museum in Sandwich has been closed - but you can find Thornton Burgess information and memorabilia just a short drive away at Green Briar Nature Center right off Hwy 6A in East Sandwich. Green Briar is located in a quiet and beautiful wildlife sanctuary - and includes an amazing wildflower garden, working jam kitchen and children's activities.... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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New England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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