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“Great place but not the best time of year to see it”

Heritage Museums & Gardens
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$99.00*
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Small-Group Day Trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Sandwich
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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.
East Fishkill, New York
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Great place but not the best time of year to see it”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had been to Heritage many years ago, and this time returned with friends who had never been there. Our first stop was the car museum. It was a little disappointing to see that the cars are now roped off as they had not been on our last visit. One would read a plaque regarding a car's interior, but it was impossible to see inside to see what was being described. I understand the necessity of protecting the cars, but it did make for a more disappointing visit. It was a chilly, drizzly afternoon, and there were very few visitors besides ourselves. We were transported to the Art Museum and Carousel via golf cart. (It is a long walk for even heartier folk.) The ride on the carousel is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. The art museum had lots of interesting Americana exhibits. The gardens are known for their hydrangeas and rhododendrons, but of course they are not blooming at this time of year. Admission is not inexpensive, but there is a $2 per person discount for AAA members.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful and relaxing”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We loved this park. The views are very peaceful and beautiful, and the antique car museum was good too.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Really nice way to spend the afternoon”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I've been to the Cape more times than I can count and am very sad that I didn't discover the Heritage Museums & Garden on an earlier trip. They are lovely and the museums provide an interesting slice of Americana. A quick spin on the carousel is a must do.

As a bonus, they have reciprocity with a number of botanic gardens so if you're a member, bring your card and get in for free.

Visited October 2012
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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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“The antique car museum is always so fascinating to me”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I didn't want to miss the Norman Rockwell exhibit this year and I finally got a half day off work and scooted to Heritage. I was hurrying along to get to the exhibit and passed through such lovely gardens and trails. It helped me to slow down and enjoy nature for a little bit.

Visited September 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Fun destination for the family”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The walks around the gardens were beautiful, and they have golf carts for those who need them. We enjoyed the Norman Rockwell exhibit, and there was such a variety of things to see, that all of us found something of interest.

Visited August 2012
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