At over 375 years of age, Sandwich enjoys the reputation of being Cape Cod’s oldest town. Sandwich was named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England by European settlers from Saugus in 1637. Sandwich has a total area of 44.2 square miles. The town is situated in the Upper Cape area and encompasses the Cape Cod Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.
Historic homes and structures like the, Benjamin Nye Homestead and Dexter’s Grist Mill. Besides historic charm, Sandwich features natural seaside beauty and ideal location near the Cape’s entrance. The town offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery; walking and bike trails, beautiful seashores, salt water estuaries, fresh water ponds, bird sanctuaries and more.
Sandwich has a rich history and this is reflected in the town’s cultural attractions. Heritage Museums and Gardens is a public garden and a museum featuring a collection of classic American cars, folk art, a functional 1919 carousel, and a renowned collection of flowers, namely rhododendrons. The Hoxie House is the oldest house on Cape Cod and one of the oldest in the state, built in the mid-1600’s.
Things to Do in Sandwich
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