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Thornton W. Burgess Museum - CLOSED

4 Water St, Rte. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4668
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Small but packed with interesting info

We were welcomed by the staff even though they were in the midst of a meeting, and they took the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2012
Wenmom
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Staunton, Virginia
Adults not allowed. :)

Attend story time for children no matter how old you are! Sitting in the grass by the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2012
Lisa601
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Dighton, Massachusetts
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Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's author and naturalist, are displayed.
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23 Oct 2014
“Wonderful stop”
29 Aug 2014
“Jam tasting today.”
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4 Water St, Rte. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
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+1 508-888-4668
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We were welcomed by the staff even though they were in the midst of a meeting, and they took the time to give us some interesting information about Thornton Burgess. Cute gift shop too.

1  Thank Wenmom
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Attend story time for children no matter how old you are! Sitting in the grass by the beautiful Shawme pond, you will be delighted with tales from Thornton Burgess.

2  Thank Lisa601
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

No tour guide. You are on your own to look around. I would rather have someone explain what I am seeing. Large selection of Thornton Burgess' books to buy. No fee, but they ask for donations

Thank SewFine802
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

One of the few treasures I have been able to retain from my childhood of many moves, is a tattered copy of the Burgess Animal Book for Children with its stories of Old Mother Nature and Peter Rabbit and its lovely color plate illustrations by...More

3  Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We knew nothing about Thornton Burgess when we visited the Museum and really learned very little about him there. Underwhelmed but did enjoy learning about the jam kitchen.

Thank Emigd
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Beautiful gardens, jam tasting, the ability to take jam making classes

1  Thank Travelisfun093
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

This was a very small museum, just a couple of rooms, but lots to read about the author. Had a little gift store. Staff was friendly. A beautiful view!!

Thank bcsanig
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We went to see a Cape Cod photography exhibit learned a bit about the author of Peter Rabbit (briefly known as Peter Cottontail). The jelly kitchen was a nice little attraction and although the weather did not permit, the grounds seem nicely kept.

Thank 005Mustang
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This museum was housed in a small Saltbox House. We had our 4 year old twins so decided it would be a fun place to take them. There is no admission cost, but the suggested 'donation' is only $2 per person. There is a small...More

Thank vvwalk
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was a cute little museum dedicated to the author of Peter Cottontail. The musuem is very small, but they did have scheduled events a couple times a week such as outdoor story telling by the pond. Check the local events listing to find out...More

Thank jjgrace
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