Sandwich offers spectacular museums that depict the history and life of the town.
Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum
The 17th-century home of one of the first settlers of Sandwich. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Benjamin Nye Homestead. The house was built by Benjamin Nye, one of the first 50 men to settle in Sandwich.
The Dexter Grist Mill is one of the most photographed sites on Cape Cod. The mill overlooks Shawmee Pond and is bordered by the Town Hall, herring run, picturesque colonial homes, and a cemetery dated back to the 1600s.
The Green Briar Nature Center offers live animal exhibits, nature trails, a library and a spectacular wildflower garden. Natural history programs are offered for children and adults year round. Green Briar is also the home of the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen which has been making jams, jellies and preserves since 1903.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is a magnet for people who enjoy the benefits of outdoor discovery and the exhibition of great historic and horticultural collections. Featuring gems of the automotive world, an outdoor family discovery garden, a vintage carousel, a permanent collection of American art, a special exhibit that changes annually, and family-friendly programs.
Take a trip back in time. The Hoxie House reflects life in the town of Sandwich in the 17th-century. This saltbox is named after a whaling captain who owned the house in the mid-1800s. The Hoxie House is a first-period house restored and furnished to reflect early colonial construction with many interesting features such as gunstock posts, pumpkin-pine Maine beams, and wide floorboards.
The Sandwich Glass Museum interprets the history of the town and its glass industry. Exhibits of glass and historical items tell the story of the town's greatest contribution to the American Industrial Revolution.
Built in 1641, the Wing Fort House is the oldest house in New England owned and operated continuously by the same family over three centuries. Now restored, it is furnished almost entirely with Wing family antiques showing the different periods of its unique history.