Top 10 Things to do in East Sandwich, United States

March 18, 2018 Velvet Champine

East Sandwich is a village and census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,940 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in East Sandwich

1. Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2110 +1 508-888-3300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 776 reviews

Heritage Museums & Gardens

You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.

Reviewed By MEC15_12 - Sandwich, Massachusetts

Purchased 6 VIP tickets for Gardens Aglow and glad we did. The The tickets allowed us to get VIP parking and early entry into the gardens 1 1/2 before it was open to the public. We were able to walk the beautiful grounds, have our grandchildren meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and ride the Merry -go -round without any waiting lines or crowds. It was a wonderful night of fun for both the children and the adults in our group. We will definitely go again and especially purchase the VIP tickets. The line of cars and those being dropped off by busses were incredibly long as we were leaving so we were very grateful that we had the time without the crowds.

2. Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316 +1 508-888-6870
Excellent
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

This unique spot boasts beautiful gardens and nature trails, as well as a jam-making kitchen.

Reviewed By Mame90 - Dennis, Massachusetts

We just stumbled upon this while exploring in and around Sandwich. I had never heard of this place before but saw something written about it just the day before and, while in the neighborhood, decided to pop in.

I honestly did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the spot and the history of the place. There was a very chatty docent/ticket seller who obviously loved her job and loved talking about this place and its history.

And, while it was interesting reading about the owner and his writings, I found the jam kitchen to be particularly fascinating. I'll have to go back sometime when they're actually making the preserves because it looks like quite an operation.

One of the most fascinating parts, however, is the history of the jam making part of the business. If you go, be sure to read the placards up along the wall, both to the left and the right of the entrance into the kitchen. It's a fascinating story and helps to put the rest of what you see there in context.

Unfortunately, we did not have the time this trip to explore some of the walking trails/paths but doing so provides a great excuse to return.

3. Market Basket

1 Factory Outlet Rd, Sagamore, Bourne, MA +1 508-833-7335
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Market Basket

Grocery Store in tourist area

Reviewed By Boxcar37 - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

This store has made its return in a big way. Since reopening it has not dissapointed. If you need or want it, they should have it. I will return again and again.

4. Skydive Barnstable

Cape Cod Airfield, 1000 Race Lane, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Excellent
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5 based on 82 reviews

Skydive Barnstable

Skydive Barnstable, is the closest Cape Cod dropzone to Boston and Providence and specializes in first-time skydives. With 30 years of experience in the skydiving industry and state of the art equipment (not to mention professional and experience staff with thousands of jumps to their name) you are sure to have the thrill of a lifetime with a focus on fun and safety at Skydive Barnstable.

Reviewed By winburl - Santa Fe, New Mexico

For our daughter's birthday, we bought her and my son the full package, including film. The staff were friendly and helpful, well organized and professional. Both kids loved the experience and had total confidence in the tandem jumpers. Photos and film turned out great, so the memories will last....

5. Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 265 reviews

Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.

Reviewed By Ellie V - East Hartford, Connecticut

Since we were staying on 6A, we did a lot of traveling up and down this road, through several lovely towns along the way. This is more for a scenic, less-rushed sort of driving around. Of course this is the end of the season, so I'm sure there were a lot less cars now during the summer months.

6. Titcomb's Bookshop

432 Route 6a, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1440 +1 508-888-2331
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5 based on 38 reviews

Titcomb's Bookshop

Reviewed By Tc C

Ran out of books for the kids but luckily this shop was on TripAdvisor and local to us .. lady at the desk was brilliant /lovely little bookshop and kids were able to continue their journey of Harry Potter with glued passion ...

7. Wing Fort House

63 Spring Hill Rd, (mailing address 69 Spring Hill Rd), East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1028 +1 508-833-1540
Excellent
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5 based on 23 reviews

Wing Fort House

Reviewed By Maui2014NMR - Colorado

As seems the case with many of Cape Cod's attractions, the Wing Fort House was not open when we visited just a few days prior to Memorial Day weekend. We would have enjoyed seeing the inside but all we could do was to look into the windows.

8. Boardwalk

Boardwalk Road, Sandwich, MA +1 508-274-7360
Excellent
63%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 428 reviews

Boardwalk

Reviewed By Tatumb - London, United Kingdom

I visited late afternoon and got some lovely photos of the sunset. Boardwalk goes across the marsh to a beach. Worth a walk along. I saw seals from the beach as well as lots of birds.

9. Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2233 +1 508-888-0251
Excellent
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4.5 based on 618 reviews

Sandwich Glass Museum

The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

Reviewed By Deborah C

We visit this fascinating spot especially during the holidays. The exhibit is A Glassblower's Christmas and the ornaments are beautiful. Many local and national glassblowers are featured. Even one from my home state of WV. Over the years we've collected enough for a dedicated exhibit in our own home. History, education, local charm and art are all good reasons not to miss Sandwich Glass Museum.

10. Scorton Creek

Hammond Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA
Excellent
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5 based on 16 reviews

Scorton Creek

Reviewed By whitaker1956 - Winchendon, Massachusetts

We rented a beautiful home on Fort Hill Road through Beach Realty. The creek was so much fun. Especially at high tide jumping off the bridge. The right of passage :) We kayaked and canoed all week. The little ones caught little crabs while we floated on tubes around them. The perfect relaxing vacation. There were also beach rights so we were able to enjoy both water bodies. The guys kayaked down the creek to the ocean and met us at the beach. Just watch the current as it can be strong.

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