Cape Cod Historic Places, Travel,
Sandwich, Heritage Museum And Gardens
The Village of Sandwich also offers a boardwalk to the dunes of Town Neck Beach, 14 miles of paved bicycle trails along both sides of the Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich Glass Museum, and the Sandwich Heritage Museum and Gardens.
Cape Cod History, Sandwich, Heritage Museum and Gardens:
June brings an explosion of rhododendron flowers to the sprawling horticultural museum and history park set on over 100 acres of naturalized plantings and formal gardens that include the Charles Owen Dexter Rhododendron Gardens and the 40 varieties in the Jack Cowles Rhododendron Gardens.
The plantings start blooming at the end of May and reach their peak in mid-June. The spectacle continues into July with the flowering of 1,200 varieties of day lilies planted among 136 cultivars of hosta and 62 varieties of heather and heath along with herb gardens, a planting of ginkgo trees, and century-old European Beech trees.
The historic Americana collection assembled by J.K. Lilly 3rd of the pharmaceutical family includes a replica Shaker round barn which houses an antique automobile collection numbering 42 vehicles including a Model T and a 1930 Duesenburg Model J Roadster once owned by Gary Cooper. Other displays include the American History Museum where antique American firearms, antique toys, military miniatures, and Native American artifacts are on view, and the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame museum. The site also has a working carousel built in 1912 with antique hand-carved Charles Loof horses and an art museum with American folk art, Currier and Ives lithographs, scrimshaw, and A. Elmer Crowell bird carvings. Also on the grounds in a flower garden setting, the museum has restored the East Mill, a windmill which ground grain for 200 years before curators moved it in 1968 from Orleans, MA to the Heritage Museum.
Cape Cod Historic Places in Sandwich include sandwich Glass Museum and the Heritage Museum And Gardens
Heritage Museum And Gardens. June brings an explosion of rhododendron flowers to the sprawling horticultural museum and history park set on over 100 acres of naturalized plantings and formal gardens.
Cape Cod Historic Places in Sandwich include the Heritage Museum And Gardens, the Rhododendron collection, antique auto museum, and historic windmill
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Getting to Cape Cod:
Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities.
Cape Air, a small commuter airlines serves Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston. Flights are also available from Providence and New Bedford. US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 south for 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or turn east to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Bus service to Cape Cod is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Bus Service and Logan Direct serve Hyannis.
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole Ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown, bikes allowed on board.
Where Is Cape Cod
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape which includes Falmouth and Mashpee.
\Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, Brewster and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Orleans, Brewster, Harwich, and Chatham.
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Sandwich Cape Cod is an historic town with several museums
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