SANDWICH AREA ATTRACTIONS
Thornton W. Burgess Museum & Green Briar Nature Center
The Thornton W. Burgess Society is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965). Mr. Burgess, who was born and grew up in Sandwich, MA., went on to achieve national and international recognition for his children's stories that teach lessons of conservation and love of wildlife. www.thorntonburgess.org
Heritage Museum & Gardens
With collections ranging from horticulture and military history to early American art and artifacts. Visitors can discover 37 antique motor cars, explore Native American objects and take a spin on a 1912 carousel. www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/
Sandwich Glass Museum
The Museum interprets the history of Sandwich, which began as an English colonial agricultural community in 1637 and became a great glassmaking center during the American Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. www.sandwichglassmuseum.org
Benjamin Nye Homestead
Dating back to 1685, the original structure has expanded to a saltbox-style house, then enlarged into a colonial dwelling. It has been operated by the Nye Family Association as a museum since 1972, occasionally offering special demonstrations of hearthside cooking, spinning and candle making.
Dexter Grist Mill
A working 17th century grist mill, featuring a 54-inch French Burl millstone. Built in 1654 on Shawme Pond in the town center, the Mill offers tours and sells fresh ground corn on premises.
The oldest house on Cape Cod was built in 1675 for Reverend John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13 children. Purchased by the town in 1950, the house was restored and period furniture added.
Half a million fish, mostly trout, are raised here for the propose of stocking the state's many ponds.
The Sandwich Boardwalk crosses Mill Creek and beautiful marshes, leading to a lovely public beach on Cape Cod Bay. Stretching over 1000 feet in length, the original wooden walkway was virtually destroyed by Hurricane Bob in 1991. Residents and supporters, including The Dan'l Webster Inn rebuilt the Boardwalk by selling over 1700 personalized planks. It remains one of Sandwich's unique treasures, offering scenic views from the Cape Cod Canal to Scorton Creek.