If you have free day on your vacation week down the Cape, a fun place to check out is the Sandwich Glass Museum. The glass museum is a fascinating place to visit even on a sunny day as the light coming from the windows make the glass sparkle. Rainy days work as well a visit will take you between 90 minutes to 2 hours. You can learn about the history of glass as well as see some new exhibits. It is an absolutely beautiful museum to visit.
This is a definitely a highlight of your museum visit Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. Learn why the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company led the world in the manufacture of glass during the early 19th century. The glassblower selects someone from each audience to press an actual piece of glass. The 20 minute demonstration takes place every hour on the hour with plenty of time for questions afterward. Even if you have seen glassblowing before this up close, hands on demonstration is truly enthralling for adults and mesmerizing for children
The Sandwich Glass Museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pieces of glass produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company between 1825 and 1888. Natural light pours through the spectacular colors as other exhibits describe how substantial Sandwich’s contributions were at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
The Sandwich Glass Museum celebrates its 3rd Annual PumpkinFest this Fall on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 – 2pm. Discover a pumpkin patch filled with handblown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans.
Wander the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature’s brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. No two are the same! They are perfect for decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and make a lovely gift. All pumpkins will be available for purchase during the event.
Our very own special Sandwich Glass Museum’s Hospitality Team will offer delicious and delectible homemade baked goods available for purchase. Everything is truly scrumptious!!
It is an enchanting and magical experience. Celebrate the season at PumpkinFest!
All proceeds go to support the Sandwich Historical Society and its Glass Museum.
Summer hours:The museum is open April 1 – December 31 daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winter hours: The Museum will be closed the month of January and will reopen in February. The hours in February and March will be Wed.-Sun. 9:30-4:00.
$5.00 for adults, $1.25 for kids 6-14, free for 6 and under, group rates available..
The Museum is located at the corner of Rt.130 and Tupper Road at 129 Main St., Sandwich MA. across the street from the Sandwich Town Hall.
For more information visit the Sandwich Glass Museum