Sandwich Glass Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The old Boston & Sandwich Glass Company facility -- once the cornerstone of the glass blowing, pressing and cutting industries -- was preserved by Sandwich Historical Society at the turn of the century. Now a museum, this site boasts both historical and modern displays of glass art, as well as live glass-blowing demonstrations on the hour.
Recent "mature" TripAdvisor users rave about the bargain admission price (only $5) and the live demonstrations, but younger kids might get bored. And although there's a scavenger hunt available for the kiddies, it's a pretty underwhelming experience according to one Yelp.com reviewer. "The 'hunt' consists of a piece of paper with outlines of glass pieces drawn on them," she writes. "You have to run through the museum to find them (it's an entire freaking museum of broken glass!) -- at the end, if you behave, the little old lady at the front will give you a glass marble."
Located on the Upper Cape in Sandwich, Mass, the Sandwich Glass Museum's hours vary by the season. The museum even shuts down completely in January. Expect to pay a little more than $1 for children to enter; adults are charge $5. For more detailed hours of operation, be sure to check out the museum's website.