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“Gorgeous place for a wedding!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 38 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.
Punta Gorda
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous place for a wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Heritage Museum and Gardens hosted my son and his fiancées wedding. The grounds were a gorgeous backdrop for the wedding ceremony and for photos. The staff was helpful and friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Springboro, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This place was hard to find but once there it was very nice. Lots to see for all family members. Husband enjoyed the concept car exhibition that they have right now and my daughter enjoyed unlimited rides on the carousel. She also enjoyed playing the instruments and climbing up to the tree house. (Even though we did it all in the rain!) There is also a great outdoor exhibit right now that you interact with and a walk thru maze. Worth the drive to Sandwich from South Yarmouth were we stayed.

Visited June 2013
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Auburn, Maine
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249 reviews
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“Need to time your visit right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We just visited the Heritage in the second week of June and unfortunately the gardens were a bit of a bust as the rhododendrons just finished blooming. A few shrubs were still flowering, but for the most part it was just wilted brown petals at this point. It's clear that if you visit when they're in full bloom it should be a spectacular sight. The gardens are still vast and nicely maintained, but there just wasn't much color (beyond the abundant green) to be seen right now. Our visit was salvaged to some degree by the fact that we enjoyed the car and carousel exhibits, but the $15 entry fee feels a bit steep if you don't get the full garden experience with it. That's not their fault, of course. The shrubs just flower when they flower. But ideally you want to visit in late May through about the first week of June.

Visited June 2013
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UK
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Rhododendrons and flowering trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We visited just as the Rhododendrons and flowering trees (which are amazing) were in bloom - lovely!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Massachusetts
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157 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Rhodedendrom splendor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Try to visit at the end of may/beginning of June for the magnificent rhodedendrons of all colors. Other times of the year there are daylilies, etc, but nothing quite as magnificent.
On hot days, it can get stifling on the unpaved trails, but the open areas allow nice breezes. Other than the car museum, the other buildings (carousel, special exhibits) don't take much time to go through but offer some relief from the heat.
Not much for young children or older teens here.

Visited June 2013
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