Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street, Sandwich | 508.888.3300 | HeritageMuseumAndGardens.org
Heritage Museums & Gardens, a gem tucked into the woods close to Sandwich Center, celebrates the landscapes and culture of our region and inspires people of all ages to explore, discover and learn together. They do this through horticulture, garden design, outdoor discovery, STEM education and the exhibition of great collections.
Located on 100 acres on the banks of Shawme Pond, the gardens feature internationally known collections of rhododendrons, including those created by Charles Dexter, who did his groundbreaking plant hybridizing work there. Additional horticultural areas of interest include a comprehensive collection of hydrangeas, a collection of over 1,000 varieties of daylilies, hosta, herb and heather gardens, and more than 1,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers along beautiful and easily walked paths.
Among the built centerpieces of the grounds are buildings that house a world-class automobile collection, a working vintage carousel and American folk art and featured special exhibitions
Throughout the year, special events highlight different features of the grounds and collections, such as Gearhead Garage for classic auto buffs, the Rhododendron Festival each May and Gardens Aglow, a light spectacular that sells out every season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is open from 10 AM to 5 PM mid-April through mid-October. The grounds are open to the public for an admission fee and members receive special benefits.