Founded in 1969, Heritage Museums & Gardens, the largest public garden in southern New England, celebrates American culture and inspires people of all ages to explore, discover and learn together by sharing excellence in horticulture, garden design and the exhibition of great collections. Located on 100 acres of gardens and nature trails in historic Sandwich, MA, Heritage is a short distance from popular area attractions and hotels such as the Sandwich Glass Museum and Daniel Webster Inn & Spa. Heritage is roughly 15 miles west of Hyannis, MA and 18 miles south of historic Plymouth, MA. Heritage Museums & Gardens is comprised of three gallery buildings and expansive gardens. The galleries feature American folk art, a vintage carousel, antique automobiles, and traveling exhibitions.
Discounted admission is available for adult leisure and motor coach groups of 20 or more. Groups may choose to explore the galleries and grounds on a self-guided tour (2 hours recommended) or enhance their visit with docent-led guided tours, boxed lunch options as well as on-site workshops and lectures (as scheduled). Heritage Museums and Gardens welcomes students of all ages. Self-guided tours, themed Guided Tours and hands-on Discovery Workshops that include educational programming are available options. An expansive outdoor stage with an ample public seating area exists on the grounds for student performance groups.
Reservations are accepted at least 2 weeks prior to date of visit and may be made by phone, email or via website reservation form. There is no deposit required, however, a final count is due 14 days prior to visit and full payment is required upon arrival. Student Guided Tours and Discovery Workshops require a minimum of 10 students and can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. There is a 1:10 ratio for chaperones and are admitted free of charge. Admission for additional adults is available at the adult group rate. Driving directions, property maps are provided in advance of visit. Convenient bus drop-off, pick-up and parking areas are available. Pre- and post-field trip materials are available for download from the Heritage Museums and Gardens website.