Sandwich attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sandwich

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Fun for kids and adults alike, the 100-acre Heritage Museums & Gardens sports a superb vintage automobile collection in a Shaker-style round barn, an authentic 1908 carousel (rides free with admission) and unusu…
Waterfront in Sandwich

Sandwich Boardwalk

A local favorite that's missed by most visitors, this wooden-plank boardwalk extends a scenic 1350ft across an expansive marsh to Town Neck Beach. The beach itself is a bit rocky – so-so for swimming but perfect for…
Museum in Sandwich

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

This is a lovely mixed bag of family-friendly attractions: a nature center surrounded by walking trails; a small museum dedicated to Thornton W Burgess, the Sandwich native who wrote the Peter Cottontail series of c…
Museum in Sandwich

Sandwich Glass Museum

Sandwich glass, now prized by collectors, had its heyday in the 19th century, and this heritage is artfully displayed in this excellent, sprawling museum. But it's not just a period glass collection – there are also…
Canal in Sandwich

Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod isn't connected by land to the mainland, but it's not exactly an island, or at least wasn't until the Cape Cod Canal was dug in 1914. The 7-mile-long canal saves ships from having to sail an extra 135 miles…
Visitor Center in Sandwich

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

For the scoop on the how, what and why of Cape Cod Canal, stop by the visitor center, near the Sandwich Marina, where interactive exhibits capture the interest of kids. Follow your visit with a 10-minute walk along …
Historic Building in Sandwich

Hoxie House

Get a feel for what life was like for early settlers by touring Hoxie House, the oldest house on Cape Cod (c 1640). The saltbox-style house has been faithfully restored to the colonial period, complete with antiques…
Historic Building in Sandwich

Dexter Grist Mill

The restored mill on the edge of Shawme Pond dates to 1654 and has centuries-old gears that still grind cornmeal (available to buy). Bring your camera – with its spinning waterwheel and paddling swans, it's one of t…