If you like shiny and colorful objects then I think you'd enjoy visiting The Sandwich Glass Museum. It's located on the former site of a glass factory that was active during the 1800's. It was one of America's largest glass factories, in fact.They showcase a good variety of work or the sort of it done throughout the years of its existence as a...more
The oldest house on Cape Cod was built in 1675 for Reverend John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13 children. Purchased by the town in 1950, the house was restored and period furniture added. Open June - October, admission $1.50 adults, $ .75 children. Tour this wonderful 1600's home at the edge of Sandwich center. Tiny diamond pane...more
Town neck beach isn't known for its sand that's for sure, so if you are going for the day set yourself up on the dune side and take a walk along the boardwalk. When Hurricane Bob destroyed this landmark it was rebuilt with money from the townspeople who sponsored the boards. You can walk and read the names and messages of those who've contributed...more
Drive along the Old King's Highway, Rte 6A to Sandwich and beyond. The entire road is protected from strip development and commercialization....thank God!! Sandwich is a precious little microcosm loaded with charm. The old mill on the stream is picture perfect. It is the Dexter Grist Mill...a working 17th century grist mill, featuring a 54 inch...more
Never having seen corn actually ground in a gristmill, the visit to this site was a treat. The museum docent was very friendly. A brief history of the mill was given and actual organic corn was ground at the mill for sale. I purchased a bag and found the corn to make great cornbread. This would be a great attraction for school aged children....more
It's cape cod. You have 3 beaches within 5 minutes of you at all times. It's obvious when they're not shopping or eating, people come to the cape in the summer to hit the beach. The beaches in Sandwich are not long white powdered sand beaches, they are littered with rocks, seaweed, and shells. I'm not saying they aren't nice, just know what to...more
Quiet fishing on a Sunday afternoon is not the worst thing you could do... the day was so quiet, peaceful, sunny, serene....almost didn't matter if there were any fish. This pic was taken by the Dexter Grist Mill built in 1640 and still in operation. Open to the public for a small admission.more
P.O. Box 307, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02563, United States
Good for: Business
351 Route 6a, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02537, United States
Good for: Solo
14 Rt. 6A, Old Kings Highway, PO Box 402, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02563, United States
Good for: Business
We stopped here at the end of day in Sandwich for a sweet. I got an ice-cream which was very nice. However, earlier in the day I had snapped this photo because I just can't get over some place serving so much coffee and then not letting you relieve yourself.What is it with Sandwich and bathrooms?more
The Daniel Webster Inn is a Sandwich landmark and has been around for over 300 years. It was lovely to walk in and see it all decked out for Christmas. The lobby was pretty bustling and, after lunch there was a gift shop to check out. And we loooove to shop! We had planned to have brunch here at the main dining room but as it turns out,...more
I worked and ate here for 3 solid years and I still crave this pizza. The crust is very thin and large and there is a wide variety of toppings. This is considered "gourmet" pizza and is definitely on the expensive side. One large pizza could be about $17- $20, but it is pretty big. This place is known as "Sweet Tomatoes" for it's homemade sauce....more
This place may appear cheesy.......but it's where everyone goes for their fried seafood fix in the summer. It's a fast food set up where you order at the counter and wait for your number to be called. They have indoor and outdoor seating and a bar.I never eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on the comfort level for dining but the food is...more
This is a quaint tea/gift shop that serves lunch and afternoon tea. Great variety of teas on the menu as well as in the giftshop. I had the afternoon tea, an assortment of tea sandwiches with a scone, and a pot of tea. Cost was reasonable. Food was good. Al fresco or indoor seating was available. I ate outside. Enjoyed the Chicken salad.more
1) For cheap eats and good food, try Capt Scott's on Tupper Road2) For $$, splurge on The Beehive or Amari's on 6A3) But for elegance and $$$, try the Bistro Inne on Jarvis Street. The restaurant was built into a former church. Combined with a parish house, this B&B and restaurant serves up a great combination. 4) For breakfast, everyone goes to...more
On the Cape you will definitely need a car. Sandwich can be active during the day but there's not a whole lot to do by night. You will need a car to get to all the night life further down. Most of my nights there are spent in and around Hyannis, Dennis, and Yarmouth where all the restaurants and bars are. Also if you have some time, 6A is really pretty to drive down on any stretch.
This place has it all. You can find home made crafts, antique pieces, clothes, things you need around the house, bargain bin objects, and candy that you may not have seen since you were a kid!It's basically like a cooperative where vendors have their own section to sell their stuff. It's one of those stores jammed packed with a good combination of...more
This is a fun store jam packed with a wide variety of gift-type items. Would explain the name, right? Anyway, as you can see I was particularly smitten with the little fellow in my photo. And while I didn't purchase it, I have immortalized it in a digital life! Christmas ornaments, books, calendars, jewelry, decorations, souvenirs, and more, oh...more
This is one of those stores. You know them. You find them in cute little touristy and quaint towns and they're packed full of gorgeous things. What I really loved about The Spotted Cod was how they arranged their displays by color. When you walk in, during Christmastime, you're immediately greeted by a great red room just packed with holiday...more
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Ah the hoodie, your go-to sweatshirt. We're beach bums for a reason. We're there day and night. If you've been searing yourself to a golden brown all day and the the sun drops, that refreshing ocean breeze becomes a severe windchill. Whether you're staying on the beach to relax around a fire or rolling out to some joint for an early dinner, having an extra layer handy is never a bad idea. The Cape's a casual place, sweatshirts are practically uniform.
The ladies room in the glass museum had a special display just for us gals, a bosom shell. Sure, I can see its practicality but could you imagine wearing this during cold winter months? Ayeech!
If you are a baseball fan you will definitely want to check out some Cape League games. The Cape League is a non profit organization so you don't even have to buy tickets. However it is customary to give a donation either at the gate or in a "pass the hat" situation.
Equipment: You can best find directions on their website but I'm sure any local could point the way.
Favorite thing: It is so pleasant to drive or bicycle through the streets of Sandwich. Even their cemetaries are so well kept. Lovely wrought iron fences...little lanes among the aged stones....peaceful and park-like.