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“Wonderful Place”

Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Small-Group Day Trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston
Ranked #1 of 44 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.
Hebron, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Heritage Museum and Gardens has something for everyone. The museum exhibits are well done and really help the visitor understand the story being told. The gardens are exquisite. The rhododendrons were blooming when we visited and it was just beautiful. The staff was most helpful and really went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable.

Visited May 2013
Thank John V
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“An oasis of calm”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

When you need a beach break, or to get away from the summer crowds, this is a wonderful place to go. The grounds are just beautiful, and there's plenty of shade when the sun is hot. We've been several times, the last being Memorial Day weekend during their rhododendron weekend, showcased hundreds of mature rhodies in a huge array of colors. Whenever you go, though, whatever is seasonally in bloom will be lovely. There's a maze that the children will enjoy, and I love the labyrinth.

There are a couple of permanent museum attractions and some changing exhibits. One of the permanent museum fixtures is an old time merry-go-round, which the kids will like to ride, and you will be impressed by the detail of these hand carved animals. In the past, they've had a exhibit that traced the timeline of merry-go-rounds, which I really loved. There's also a permanent classic car museum.

Worth the trip.

Visited May 2013
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worthwhile at any time of the year”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Beautiful park-like setting with labeled trees and flowers. Very good docents. Special exhibits change from time to time...while we visited, concept cars were on display.

Visited May 2013
Thank IggyAlexandria
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Boston, MA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rhododendron Riot at Heritage Museums and Gardens”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Late May is the perfect time to see these mature, tall, varied rhododendron trees in full, glorious bloom. They are spectacular! The year-round attractions include gorgeously landscaped grounds with charming paths, punctuated by sculptures, a waterfall, a windmill, a labyrinth and a maze, an outdoor cafe, and even a museum that houses an ancient carousel that actually works! Rides are free! This is a lush, peaceful oasis that should not be missed.

Visited May 2013
Thank mangophile
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Splendiferous Gardens!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

so much to see, the concerts, the plants & trees, the incredible grounds/gardens...a must see at the beginning of Cape Cod.

Visited August 2012
Thank BagginsEnd41563
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