Introduction to Sandwich, Massachusetts
Sandwich, Massachusetts is 16 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 50 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area. The population of Sandwich is 20,136.
Sandwich was settled by the pilgrims in 1634. They arrived in this area with 10 people and founded a settlement with the mission of worshipping freely and producing cotton. The name was based on a seaport in Kent, England named Sandwich. Though the town initially depended upon agriculture and fishing, at present it is recognized as a tourist spot.
Sandwich and nearby Attractions
- Wing Fort House
- Heritage Museums and Gardens
- Thornton Burgess Museum
- Sandwich Glass Museum
- Hoxie House
- Dexter Grist Mill
Things To Do In Sandwich
Being one of the oldest towns in Cape Cod, Sandwich is quite renowned for its antique shops and rare book stores. It is also famous for glassware produced in the 19th century. There are a number of interesting places in and around Sandwich. One can visit the Heritage Museums and Gardens which is spread over 76 acres and has an excellent collection of historical items as well as over a thousand varieties of plants. The Cape of Cod Canal is a nice place for going on long walks, biking, rollerblading and fishing.
Air transportation is available from Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
Sandwich Higher Education
Cape Cod Community college provides adult education in West Barstable, and the University of Massachusetts offers facilities for higher studies just off the Cape in Dartmouth, Mass.