Sandwich is a place with a rich history which is easy to learn about via trips to the local museums.  One of the best places to start is the Heritage Museums and Garden Complex ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ) which is located at 67 Grove Street .  This complex offers both history and art museums to help visitors gain a rapid understanding of the culture of Sandwich .  See http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.... for details.

Another great museum for people new to the area is the Sandwich Glass Museum ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ) which offers educational information about the history of Boston as a whole, of Sandwich specifically and of the role that the Sandwich Glass Company played in the area’s development.  Tours are available and special events are common; see http://www.sandwichglassmuseum.org/in... for additional details.

 At Pairpoint Glass, just under the Sagamore Bridge you can watch glass blowers working. It is fascinating and it's free. It's open Monday through Friday from 9-4. http://www.pairpoint.com/index_home.html

Travelers may also consider visiting one of the many historic homes in town. The Thornton W. Burgess Museum is an eighteenth century residential structure which holds the life work of a local children’s author. The Hoxie House is a town-owned museum of one of the oldest residences still standing in the area today. The Wing Fort House and the Benjamin Nye homestead are two other early residences, now operated by their family associations. Travelers can obtain additional information about these and other museums and historic sites in the area by reviewing the attractions described at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction...

While in Sandwich you can visit the trout hatchery along Route 6A for free.

The Green Briar Jam Kitchen is a must see, too You can stroll the shady paths or watch the ladies in their smart aprons making jams. Take some Beach Plum Jelly home with you- it's a Cape Cod specialty.  www.thorntonburgess.org

Take a stroll along Scorton Creek through the winding flat trails. Drive along Rte 6A East and pull into a dirt road just opposite Premier Jeep. There is parking for a dozen cars or so.You'll walk through woods, fields and the outskirts of the marsh. And it is dog friendly.

If you continue driving over the small bridge that crosses the creek you will see the Giving Tree sculpture garden and gift shop on your right. You can walk the grounds, cross a rope bridge, stroll through a bamboo forest and sit under a pyramid and meditate. Very cool. Be sure to visit the store for interesting hand crafted jewlery and art.