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“Great visit for family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thornton W. Burgess Museum

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
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Owner description: Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's author and naturalist, are displayed.
Norwich, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great visit for family”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Glenmony ny
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Peter Rabbit and Co”
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

Visited June 2012
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Walpole, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Jam in the US”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Small but packed with interesting info”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Dighton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Adults not allowed. :)”
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.

Visited September 2011
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