Home Tours
Cookie Stroll
1st Night

Experience Sandwich's long history of community spirit, neighborhood charm and gracious homes. Celebrate the Holiday Season with us.


  • Tour historic B&Bs, Inns and private homes. Docents will be on site to present the history of the home, point out architectural details and unique furnishings. Some homes will feature decorations by local businesses.

  • See how our ancestors actually celebrated the Holiday in a first period home.

  • Interact with local artists showing and selling their crafts ~
    jewelry, painting, pottery, glass, fabric and more.

  • Meet and chat with Thornton Burgess, the acclaimed naturalist, who is brought to life as a young boy living in Sandwich near the turn of the 19th century.

  • Hear your favorite Christmas Carols sung by the Cape Cod Chorale 'Mostly Dickens Carolers' as they stroll the Village.

  • View demonstration on making wreaths of dried fruit and various natural materials as well as natural ornaments for a wildlife tree.

  • Be the first to view 17th Century artifacts discovered at a Sandwich home ~ now an archaeological dig site.

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street, begins at 4:30.

Enjoy the grounds of Heritage in a whole new light.
Present your Home Tour wristband and receive $3 discount off each adult ticket.


Tickets are $25 and may be pre-purchased prior to the event at these local businesses:

  • Cape Cod 5 – 82 Route 6A
  • The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod – 275 Cotuit Road
  • Eastern Bank – 65C Route 6A
  • Eastern Bank –337 Cotuit Road
  • Call the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce at 508.833.9755

Tickets the day of the event are to be picked up or purchased at:

Fessenden House at the Dan'l Webster
151 Main Street, Sandwich, MA


  • The Nancy Fessenden House
    ~ 151 Main Street
    Colonial built 1826 for the daughter of the
    Fessenden Inn, now the Dan’l Webster Inn.

  • The Painted Lady
    ~ 8 Jarves Street
    Classic Victorian built 1882
    ~ currently a Bed and Breakfast with wine bar.

  • The Quince Tree
    ~ 164 Main Street
    Georgian Colonial Bed and Breakfast built 1830
    ~ once owned by Dr. Samuel Beale.

  • Birthplace of Thornton Burgess
    ~ 6 School Street
    Colonial built 1839 and birthplace of renowned
    author and naturalist Thornton Burgess.

  • The Parsonage
    ~ 14 School Street
    Built 1870 for the Pastor of First Church of Christ.
    One of only three houses in Sandwich with
    Mansard roof.

  • The Tobey House
    ~ 44 Water Street
    Built 1683. A rare find of varying periods of construction with authentic features.

  • The Bakery
    ~ 2 River Street
    17th Century frame house. Authentic details are evidence from days of an operating bakery for over 100 years.

  • Bendora
    ~ 6 Grove Street
    Splendid Victorian built in 1888 by Benjamin Bartley
    as a wedding gift to his wife Theodora Newcomb.


  • Christie Lowrance - Author
    Nature’s Ambassador/Legacy of Thornton Burgess

  • Robin Cherry - Primitive Artwork
    (508) 776-0430

  • Kathy Coggeshall - Handmade Alpaca Products
    (508) 759-3532

  • Janet Gauland - Jewelry

  • Michael Helfen - Artwork

  • Donna Helfen - Handmade Clothespin Dolls
    (508) 888-3133

  • June Kershaw - Jewelry
    (508) 888-6251

  • Kathryn Kleekamp - Art Prints and Book www.SandwichArt.com

  • Ann Lainhart - Contemporary Quilter www.quiltedgallery.com

  • Bryan Randa - Hand Blown Glass Items www.randaglass.com

  • Mary Svenson - Decorative Artist

  • Tina Trites - Artwork
    (508) 888-6251
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