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“Rhododendrons and flowering trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage Museums & Gardens

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
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Art Museums, Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.
UK
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“Rhododendrons and flowering trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We visited just as the Rhododendrons and flowering trees (which are amazing) were in bloom - lovely!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Massachusetts
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“Rhodedendrom splendor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Try to visit at the end of may/beginning of June for the magnificent rhodedendrons of all colors. Other times of the year there are daylilies, etc, but nothing quite as magnificent.
On hot days, it can get stifling on the unpaved trails, but the open areas allow nice breezes. Other than the car museum, the other buildings (carousel, special exhibits) don't take much time to go through but offer some relief from the heat.
Not much for young children or older teens here.

Visited June 2013
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Shenandoah, NY
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“The perfect time of year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is the perfect time of year to visit the Heritage Museums and Gardens. I had previously rated it after a visit in October which was less than ideal. Now, however, it is a real treat. Their famous rhododendrons are in full bloom, and they are glorious to behold. You can walk through the extensive property, but there are also jitneys that can transport you from exhibit to exhibit, or just take a loop around to view the whole area. We stopped at the carousel, a must-do for children and adults alike (and it is free -- donations gratefully accepted). The car museum had temporarily replaced its usual exhibit for one of mid-century concept cars. Very cool! We passed on going to the other museums as we had seen them so recently (in October), but nevertheless it was a most enjoyable afternoon!

Visited June 2013
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“lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The gardens were gorgeous with a beautiful variety of trees and flowers. The car museum has an exhibit until Sept. of concept cars that never made production. Very interesting the way car engineers and designers think. The docent was very knowledgable and a car buff as is my husband. could have talked all day.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Heritage Museum and Gardens has something for everyone. The museum exhibits are well done and really help the visitor understand the story being told. The gardens are exquisite. The rhododendrons were blooming when we visited and it was just beautiful. The staff was most helpful and really went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable.

Visited May 2013
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