Heritage Museums & Gardens
Hydrangea Festival July 10-19, 2020! Please make sure to buy your tickets online Here, ahead of time! Practice social distancing - Wear a face covering or mask - Stay vigilant and stay home if you are feeling unwell. All visitors, including Members, must check in at the Admissions Booth to have their ticket or membership card scanned.
Did you know that several of our indoor museum spaces have opened as a part of Massachusetts' Phase 3 reopening plan? We invite you to learn about important turning points in the history of our area and the Wampanoag, the first peoples on Cape Cod, in the exhibit, “Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History" which is now open to visitors. We also invite you to dive into the origin story of automobiles in America with our exhibit, From Carriage to Classic: How Automobiles Transformed America.
As a special treat this summer, Heritage will be open for Evening Extras! beginning Thursday, July 9, from 5-8 PM. In addition to garden-themed activities, food for purchase will be available at the Magnolia Café. Celebrate the gardens with picnic dinner sandwiches and Raspberry Hibiscus Sangrias. There will also be options for children. You can now visit Heritage “after hours,” each Thursday evening through September 3.
Heritage Museums & Gardens offers 100 spectacular acres of trees and shrubs, designed gardens, exquisite flowers and sweeping lawns. The gardens are a delight any time of year. Spring features showy Dexter Rhododendrons and flowering trees, while summer boasts brilliant hydrangeas and dazzling daylilies. Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia. Winter showcases beautiful heathers, bright berries and noble evergreen.
Heritage Museum annually curates landmark exhibitions drawn from the collection and from other institutions. In addition, we regularly host exhibitions from leading national museums on themes that expand on our understanding of history, technology, art and society.
American Art & Carousel Gallery Featuring the 1908 Charles Looff Carousel - The carousel is one of the most popular attractions at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Made by Charles Looff in 1908, the hand-carved carousel has been thrilling riders for over a hundred years. Enjoy unlimited rides with admission. The Heritage Collection presents that ingenuity and excellence by displaying selections from the museum’s 12,000+ collection of American art and artifacts. Arranged into four themed groups (Sense of Place, Work, Home, and Conflict of Ideas), the exhibited objects are illustrative moments in American history and culture.
J.K.Lilly III Automobile Gallery - A showcase that extends from the beginning of the automobile age and into the 21st century
Heritage also offers many excellent garden-related workshops, lectures and activities throughout the year. For more information on workshops, lectures and activities, visit the weblink.