Spend an afternoon at the Nye Museum, just off Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post Office. Located on a beautiful 3-acre homestead established by Benjamin Nye in 1678, the Nye Museum is a professionally staffed non-profit organization. Its mission is to preserve and promote three historic landmarks: a 1678 Colonial Farmhouse, an 1858 Grist Mill and Mill Museum, and our 1889 Grange Hall & Welcome Center. Join us for guided tours, special events, or a relaxing stroll through our grounds and trails. Serene, inviting, and brimming with local history, the Nye Museum will transport you back to colonial times.
Ages 3-100, max of 8 per group
Duration: 30–90 minutes
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- Entry/Admission - Nye Museum
- Departure details
- 85 Old County Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537, USA Off Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post Office
- Returns to original departure point
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- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
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- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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- You'll start at85 Old County Rd85 Old County Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537, USAOff Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post OfficeSee address & details
- 1Nye MuseumStop: 45 minutes - Admission includedSpend an afternoon at the Nye Museum, just off Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post Office. Located on a beautiful 3-acre homestead established by Benjamin Nye in 1678, the Nye Museum is a professionally staffed non-profit organization. Its mission is to preserve and promote three historic landmarks: a 1678 Colonial Farmhouse, an 1858 Grist Mill and Mill Museum, and our 1889 Grange Hall & Welcome Center. Join us for guided tours, special events, or a relaxing stroll through our grounds and trails. Serene, inviting, and brimming with local history, the Nye Museum will transport you back to colonial times.Read more
- You'll return to the starting point
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Joined in April 2018
- nye893300not good peopleFor months I have been trying to get Nye Museum to return $105.95 of over-payment. They have delayed and lied through the whole process. To all Nye's: Some of these people are Nye's, most are not. I would never buy from them again. Here's the story, make up your own mind. TL;DR I ordered something from Nye Museum, USPS had trouble delivering. I disputed the charge on my card. Package finally arrived. I restored the charge on my card. (I paid $105.95). Nye museum claimed a -$105.95 balance on their PayPal account. I sent them a check for $105.95. Now my credit card was charged $105.95 and Nye Museum deposited my check (so I paid another $105.95). I paid twice. I have been asking for my money back. I have tried, politely, since May. It's September. Months of lies and delay tactics. My money is lost. Don't let this happen to you. I'd rather eat my own face than buy from or spend any amount of time with the Nye Museum. To all Nye's: I would boycott these shady characters. I have full documentation, email threads, bank records, etc. Send me a text if you want the .zip so you can decide for yourself. Btw on top of it all, the coffee mugs are junk. One wash, logos are a puddle, see the attached picture. There are so many better places to spend your time in Sandwich than the Nye Museum. I suggest the Heritage Museums, Hoxie House, Scusset or Sandy Neck Beaches, Dexter's Grist Mill, even the Town Hall is a better use of your time.
- 979jeannel00Love the Nye MuseumWe were very fortunate to take a tour of the Nye house and Grange with Margaret Donley, curator of the Nye Museum. My husband and I have taken many historic house/museum tours and her's is one of the best. She possesses an informative, warm and clear manner. The site itself is one of great interest. The Grist Mill contains very interesting artifacts and information pertaining to the mill movement in the area and in general. The Grange, which has been curated by Margaret, centers on the Pre-Revolutionary Cape area events and impulses leading up to the Revolution . The house is a real jewel. It is possible to tour both the first floor and upstairs. All of the rooms create the feeling of times past and each room tells a story. The outdoor space and trail are fun, pretty and each to navigate. The gift shop in the Grange building showcases great gifts. I highly recommend the Nye Museum as a place to tour.
- Motherhen0300Very Intersting house and visitors museum !This house is open for limited hours and days so you might want to email or call ahead to make sure they are open. We lucked into a tour of the well preserved 1687 house on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The history of the house and Nye family is very interesting. Kudos to the many people who have worked together to make this place an amazing place to visit.
- NyeTourist00Fascinating Nye Museum and Historical HomeMarge is a terrific docent who directed a highly informative tour of the well-preserved historic Nye home. Her university credentials, total familiarity with the property, passionate commitment to historical preservation and fascination with details made this an overwhelming delight and great education. Though I am familiar with many historical homes, this was far and away one of the best tours I can remember.
- shortbread100excellent for history of the CapeThis is a very interesting house showing you the changes the family and the history of life around the cape. There are very knowledgeable docents who give you a lot of information about the family. They are distant descendants.
- Steven B00Multi-generation tourIf you are into early U.S. or just Massachusetts history add this to your must visit list. each room covers different generations of this early American family that has ties to Mayflower decedents and accomplishments that made a difference for early settlers. I wrote less than one hour for the tour because you may just listen and walk through the home listening to your guide and not ask any questions but if you have questions the guides are extremely knowledgeable and willing to spend whatever time you want discussing the history of this family and early sandwich MA.
- moraha00take a step back in timeA friend and I stopped by about 3 on a Thursday. We were the only ones on the tour and truly enjoyed it. Did you know that Bill Nye the Science guy is related to the original Nye's of Sandwich? One of the wallpapers found in the house has been recreated by one of the big name companies. We learned a bunch about the history of the town. It was fun to see what they found under the floorboards. Beautiful quilts, one even made by someone with her toes, because she had limit used her hands. They are open Tuesday to Saturday 11-4. They close for the season at the end of Oct. THere is a special day October 20th, where people will dress in colonial costumes and cook in the fireplace traditional foods. I plan to go again.
- hpalgernon00One-of-a-kind on The CapeThe Nye House house is special in how it weaves together the history of a family with that of a region, a country, and the spirit of exploration itself. Its modest size and rusticity are refreshing - this isn't a sprawling estate that makes visitors feel small and unworthy. It's loaded with wonderful detail and a sense of tactility - rare in its intimacy.
- csdtravel00Hidden GemIf you enjoy history don't miss this hidden gem in Sandwich! The house is filled with interesting artifacts of earlier times.
- MacManCapeCod00Americana for history loversThis house museum is a must-see for lovers of antiques and historic places. The 1678 ancestral home of Bill Nye The Science Guy and all Nyes in America, it’s set alongside a quiet country lane beside an old mill stream and grange hall. Families and small groups are welcome here from June to October to learn about how life was lived in the earliest days of our nation. Some days, docents are dressed in period costumes, making for fun photo opportunities. Plan to spend about an hour looking around. Plan your visit on their new website: NyeFamily.org