Cape Cod Attractions: The Heritage Museums & Gardens

July 9, 2012
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There’s never a shortage of things to do during your Cape Cod getaway- especially when you’re staying with us in Sandwich. From beaches, to tours, to museums, to stores, you’ll never run out of things to do. As a matter of fact, you might have a hard time deciding just what to do with your free time!

One attraction that is definitely a must-see when staying in Sandwich is the Heritage Museums and Gardens. Each year, the museum hosts new, exciting exhibitions that provide fun for the whole family. Check out some of this year’s exhibits:

Hidden Hollow

What kid doesn’t love a treehouse? As one of New England’s first certified Nature Exploration Classrooms, the Hidden Hollow area is a giant interactive adventure through nature that your kids will love. There’s a full schedule of games and activities everyday, and hey, maybe you’ll learn something new this vacation!

Normal Rockwell: Beyond the Easel

Normal Rockewell’s art is an American treasure that we’ve all come to know and love. The Heritage Museum’s exhibit features Rockwell’s most notable works of art as well as an in-depth look at the photography that inspired his pieces and the process he used to create them. With more than 150 works featured at this exhibit, there’s a lot to see and learn.

World Class Antique Auto Collection

We all have a “car guy” in our family, but even if you’re not big into them, the Heritage Museum’s Antique Automobile collection is a definite must-see. With classics on display like a 1909 Steam Car and a 1919 Model T Ford, you’ll be amazed to see how far technology has come. Some of the cars were even owned by famous celebrities!

American Art and Carousel Gallery

While you browse through one of the best collections of American Folk Art in the country, your kids can ride on the 100-year-old antique, hand-carved carousel. Endless rides are included with admission, so you should take a spin as well!

The Grounds

The Heritage Gardens host Southern New England’s Largest Public Garden. Aside from the impressive collection of plants, shrubs, and trees native to Cape Cod, they are also hosting the 2012 Whimsical Garden Gates exhibition. This is a must-see for all you “Green Thumbs” out there.

So while you’re staying with us at the Belfry Inne, make sure to visit our front desk to pick up tickets for the Heritage Museum and Gardens. You won’t regret it!

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