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Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

#1 of 7 things to do in East Sandwich Features Animals
6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316
+1 508-888-6870
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A fun place for the whole family

There are a variety of activities available. There is a museum that featured a artist from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Orlando, Florida
Beautiful Gardens and Historic Charm

We enjoyed a morning visit to the lovely gardens and pond, the interesting exhibits and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Westchester County, New York
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This unique spot boasts beautiful gardens and nature trails, as well as a jam-making kitchen.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peter rabbit” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (19 reviews)
6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316
+1 508-888-6870

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are a variety of activities available. There is a museum that featured a artist from the area that was know for his .carved bird native to the area. They have nature classes and have a few animals to observe. There also is a kitchen...More

Thank Joanne207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a morning visit to the lovely gardens and pond, the interesting exhibits and the historic jam kitchen. The library is a childhood bookworm's dream. Bought some apricot jam to take home.

Thank Wellsprings
Reviewed June 10, 2017

This is a great place to bring the whole family and also wonderful gift shop! The people that work here are very friendly and helpful, I always make a point of visiting their wonderful gift shop whenever I am at the Cape. The homemade jellies...More

1  Thank conniedelaney
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I love this place! My son has had two birthday parties here and has loved them both. He did the mad scientist and the animal one. The staff is very patient, knowledgeable, and fun.

1  Thank Hooper1233
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Simple jam kitchen, wonderful jams, wander the property, visit the nature center...a Sandwich must see and taste.

1  Thank nybailey7
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Green Brier Nature Center and Jam Kitchen provides a glimpse into the past. Both the wonderful people that work there and the uniqueness and richness of the experience are well worth the trip. It is a gentle setting with now expanded parking. The jams are...More

1  Thank JustEnjoy51
Reviewed November 30, 2016

I had the pleasure of taking a 2 hour jam making class. Although the fee is a bit pricey, I left with 6 jars of Holiday Berry Jam, which will make a nice addition to Christmas gift baskets. Preservative free, this recipe is a mixture...More

1  Thank jayne W
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This makes a great pre-lunch outing. The trails are beautiful, and the museum is very interesting. The jam kitchen is a really enjoyable hands-on visit.

2  Thank CapeJim
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This jam kitchen and nature center have so much to offer! Naturalists on site, animals, nature programs, canoe trips! Thornton Burgess... a famous author who wrote numerous children's books basing the animal characters in his books on the animals he observed in this very briar...More

2  Thank Lydia A
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Very small but quaint nature center with a half dozen animals that can't be released into the wild. The highlights here are the grounds with the very manageable walking trails surrounding a large pond with a pair of swans, a working jam & jelly kitchen,...More

3  Thank rnagengast
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Emily S
April 27, 2017|
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Response from JustEnjoy51 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, My mistake. I was thinking Heritage Museum and Gardens not allowing pets. Greenbrier probably does but please call 508.888.6870 to receive their current policy from their staff.
Maria M
September 9, 2016|
Response from Walter G | Reviewed this property |
At about the same time both Potter and Burgess created a character named Peter Rabbit. I am not sure who was technically published first. At some point a copyright court battle ensued as to who had the "rights" to the name... More