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Address: 130 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2208
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Built in 1834, Sandwich Town Hall was restored to its former glory in 2009....

Built in 1834, Sandwich Town Hall was restored to its former glory in 2009. The second floor ballroom and theater is particularly beautiful with its historically accurate ceiling stenciling of tan and brown paint and gold leaf. As in the early 1900s, silent films are again presented here complete with a live piano accompaniment. Sandwich Town Hall was granted a Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration by the Massachusetts Historical Commission in 2011. In 2014 Sandwich, the oldest town on the Cape, will be celebrating its 375th anniversary.

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A beautiful building that makes you think you've stepped out of a time machine.

OK, I'm he first to admit that compared to some places in Europe, 180+ years is not that old, but for the U.S. it's pretty old. Restored (beautifully) in 2009, this building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building sits right in the center of town, scenic and historic. There is an artesian well in front and Shawmee Pond behind it

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I'm he first to admit that compared to some places in Europe, 180+ years is not that old, but for the U.S. it's pretty old. Restored (beautifully) in 2009, this building is worth a few minutes of your time for a visit. It's still the town government's offices, and as others have said, th restoration is amazing. Hope this... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Sandwich Town Hall was built in 1834, it is still functioning as the town's administrative building. The building ll was restored to its former glory in 2009. The second floor ballroom where movies and theatrical productions are presented is particularly beautiful with its historically accurate ceiling stenciling of tan and brown paint and gold leaf. In addition there... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is my favorite town on the cape. It is almost like a movie set with the wonderful beaches, quaint B+B's and the stunning old churches. Bring your camera but it is very hard to get an isolated shot of your subject.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful, imposing structure. The Sandwich Town Hall is right across from the Sandwich Glass Museum. There was a trolley available to go to different sites, but everything is very walkable in Sandwich.

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Springfield, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Town Hall is very prominent as you enter town, right next to the Dexter Grist Mill and a block from the Sandwich Glass Museum. It has been beautifully restored. Unfortunately for me, I arrived on a Sunday so it was closed so I didn't get to walk inside.

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Built in the 1700's nice architecture no fee just looking maybe 10 minutes. If your there it is across the street from Othe Glass Museum

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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Go upstairs to see the restored old Ballroom and place yourself back in time with this treasure that has been lovingly restored by the citizens of Sandwich, Ma., the oldest town on Cape Cod ( est. 1634)

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Buit in 1834 this was one of the very first official town halls in the country. It was used over the years as a meeting place, movie theater, vaudville stage, concert hall and more. Meticulously restored over a 2 year period it was reopened in 2009. Its full history is still being discovered. Well worth a visit and a testiment... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The old Town Hall was in disrepair for many years before being restored in 2010 (or thereabouts). The main room, upstairs, is now used for community events, plays, concerts, etc. It is a lovely room, lovingly restored to its 19th-century glory, including all its Victorian embellishments. Worth a look.

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