Walkway to the dunes wooden walkway extends over marshland toward the distant dunes and ocean In Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
Incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod. It is located on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal with the majority of its population and land mass on the southerly side of the canal. Sandwich is a mostly residential community with a winter populationconsiderably smaller than the population during the warm summer. Residents feel that its charm and uniqueness combined with its ideal location make Sandwich a very attractive place both to live and visit. Sandwich’s beaches along Cape Cod Bay stretch for miles and provide a wonderful view on a clear d
ay of the many vessels that pass through on their way to or from the Boston area. Commercial fishermen and lobstermen can be seen daily from the docks at the Sandwich Marina, the only harbor along the canal. Not too far from the marina is historic Sandwich Village which is a world renowned tourist destination, providing a glimpse into New England’s rich colonial history. Heritage Plantation, Sandwich Glass Museum, the Thornton Burgess Museum, Hoxie House (the oldest house on Cape Cod), Daniel Webster Inn, Dexter Grist Mill and various art galleries, rare book and antique stores are some examples of the attractions which bring visitors to Sandwich from all across New England and the world.
Southeastern Massachusetts at the beginning of Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Barnstable on the east, Falmouth and Mashpee on the south, and Bourne on the west. Sandwich is 15 miles west of Hyannis; 57 miles southeast of Boston; 61 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 238 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at 130 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563. The main number is 508-888-5144.
|Heritage Museums & Gardens:||67 Grove St||508-888-3300||Sandwich||Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 100 acres of gardens and nature trails, plus special exhibits and programs for families, auto enthusiasts and garden enthusiasts. Adventure Park, featuring a Forest Walk on the ground and five “Aerial Adventures” with tunnels, moving planks, zip lines and more. Admission: $18, ages 3-11 $7, ages 2 and under free. Separate fee for The Adventure Park.|
|Benjamin Nye Homestead and Museum||85 Old County Road||508-888-4213||East Sandwich||Open mid June to mid October, Noon-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 17th century farmhouse built by Benjamin Nye, who came to Sandwich in 1637. The grist mill he built in 1669 was powered by the spring-fed stream that still runs in front of the homestead. Setting includes the mill site, nature trails and an 1889 Grange Hall. In the homestead, rooms have been restored to different time periods, with antique furnishings and Nye family memorabilia. Operated by the Nye Family of American Association Inc. Admission: $5, under age 12 free|
|Sandwich Glass Museum||129 Main St||508-888-0251||Sandwich||Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Discover history of Sandwich within museum’s galleries. Displays of more than 6,000 glass pieces, glass-blowing demonstrations, multi-media theater, contemporary glass gallery, Levine Lighting Gallery, Hannah “Rebecca” Burgess Dining Room circa 1880, changing exhibits, museum store. $9, $2 ages 6-14, free under 5.|