Heritage Museums & Gardens - See Plymouth Massachusetts


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Heritage Museums & Gardens

Open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM – April 24 – October 17 – 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.

A Traditional Wampanoag Dwelling: The Wampanoag have lived in what is now southeastern Massachusetts—including the land that is now known as Cape Cod—for more than 12,000 years. They were the first tribe encountered by the Pilgrims when they landed in Patuxet (what is now Plymouth) in 1620. This outdoor exhibition features a reproduction of a wetu, a Wampanoag seasonal house used during the warmer months and usually built near the coast where summer resources are abundant. It is constructed of cedar saplings and covered with either bark or cattail reeds, all readily available materials.

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.


67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563