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“Great place on a nice day”

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 44 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great place on a nice day”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The flowers were everywhere, in bloom, and it was handicapped accessible for most of the gardens. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Visited May 2013
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice rest from traffic on Cape Cod”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We usually don't make it to the Cape during the good weather, but had to go to a conference, and this was on our way. It does things on a small scale, but does them well, so it doesn't exhaust your day, and there is enough variety so there will be something for everyone. The landscaping and gardens are, of course, lovely. There is a small gallery of art and folk art including weather vanes and figural sculptures, plus a working carousel. The round barn copied from the Shaker barn holds a collection of antique autos. The current exhibit was of "idea" cars, mostly from the 50's .

Visited May 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens, and cool cars”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever been to - helped by the rhododendrons being in bloom, but then at other times of year you will see Hydrangeas and other plants. And to add to that, they also have a (small) car museum showing historic cars, which they replace with new collections fairly frequently (not sure exactly how frequently).

A great way to spend a couple of hours, or half a day, or perhaps longer if it's a beautful day and you want to sit out on the lawn with a picnic.

I highly recommend taking half an hour to have a stroll around Sandwich village after you've visited - it is absolutely gorgeous around the lake, and the village is as beautiful as the gardens.

Visited May 2013
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California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places in Cape Cod”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This was a serendipitous find for us, as we didn't make plans to visit Sandwich. It was a very pleasant surprise. Beautifully kept, spacious gardens. Beautiful carousel horses as well. We took peaceful walks in the gardens. The Cafe was very crowded at lunch time. There were limited seats available, although there were picnic tables/benches nearby. We were fortunate it didn't rain while we were having lunch despite the thick clouds looming overhead. We really enjoyed visiting this attraction after our disappointing visit of the nearby Hyannis.

Visited April 2013
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Serene. Peacfull and the kids love it. There is something for all the family to enjoy. The flowes are always in bloom.

Visited June 2012
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