Starting Friday, April 30th 2021, Heritage Museums & Gardens will no longer mandate masks or face coverings anywhere outdoors where social distancing is possible. Face coverings will still be required at all times indoors. Please note, restrictions may still apply to certain events. Masks or face coverings will still be required while traveling in our onsite transportation vehicles. Heritage Museums & Gardens remains committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for visitors and employees. Staff will continue to clean and disinfect common surfaces, wear masks and practice social distancing.
We are asking visitors to purchase their tickets ahead of their visit. Join us and take advantage of all that Heritage has to offer, from the Celebration of the American Automobile to Let’s Play! New England Toy Stories. Please Click Here for more information and Tickets.
We invite you to learn about important turning points in the history of our area and the Wampanoag, the first peoples on Cape Cod, in the exhibit, “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History” which is now open to visitors. We also invite you to dive into the origin story of automobiles in America with our exhibit, “From Carriage to Classic: How Automobiles Transformed America”
Heritage Museums & Gardens offers 100 spectacular acres of trees and shrubs, designed gardens, exquisite flowers and sweeping lawns. The gardens are a delight any time of year. Spring features showy Dexter Rhododendrons and flowering trees, while summer boasts brilliant hydrangeas and dazzling daylilies.
Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia. Winter showcases beautiful heathers, bright berries and noble evergreen. Heritage Museum annually curates landmark exhibitions drawn from the collection and from other institutions. In addition, we regularly host exhibitions from leading national museums on themes that expand on our understanding of history, technology, art and society.
American Art & Carousel Gallery – Featuring the 1908 Charles Looff Carousel – The carousel is one of the most popular attractions at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Made by Charles Looff in 1908, the hand-carved carousel has been thrilling riders for over a hundred years. Enjoy unlimited rides with admission.
The Heritage Collection presents that ingenuity and excellence by displaying selections from the museum’s 12,000+ collection of American art and artifacts. Arranged into four themed groups (Sense of Place, Work, Home, and Conflict of Ideas), the exhibited objects are illustrative moments in American history and culture. J.K.Lilly III Automobile Gallery – A showcase that extends from the beginning of the automobile age and into the 21st century. Heritage also offers many excellent garden-related workshops, lectures and activities throughout the year. For more information on workshops, lectures and activities, visit the Website.