Points of Interest
Bay beaches, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich Glass Museum, Hoxie House, Thornton Burgess Museum, Shawme Pond, First Parish Meeting House, Green Briar Nature Center.
Sandwich (inc. 1638) is Cape Cod's oldest, and one of its most picturesque towns. Located on the Upper Cape, it is convenient to attractions both on and off Cape. Its town center and surrounding areas contain numerous beautiful old homes, some of which have been converted to bed and breakfasts. Sandwich makes a perfect stay or stop for those interested in history, antiques (Historic Old Kings Highway, or Rte. 6A, begins here), architecture, or glassmaking (see attractions below), and/or those who prefer bayside, calmer beaches.
Sandwich was incorporated on March 6, 1638, making it the oldest town on Cape Cod. Glassmaking was started in Sandwich by Deming Jarves in 1825. Sandwich is a town which retains the charm of yesterday and yet is very much in the 90's. Being only an hour from Boston it has become somewhat of a commuter town with many of its residents making the daily round-trip to Boston.
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