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Thornton W. Burgess Museum - CLOSED

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Pretty Little Spot

Enjoyed seeing the inspiration for the Thornton Burgess Peter Cottontail children's books. The... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2014
McKinney, Texas

We were short on time and could not spend alot of time at the museum. What we did see was... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2014
Linda V
New England
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23 Oct 2014
“Wonderful stop”
29 Aug 2014
“Jam tasting today.”
Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's author and naturalist, are displayed.
4 Water St, Rte. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4668
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

The jam making kitchen was interesting. The store was great and we bought a few jams to take home. We went on the walk in the briar patch around the pond. A lovely walk! They warn about ticks and we did get one on us...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Debra M
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This is a place to see when you are staying in Sandwich. Right on Rt. 6A the museum is fun for the kids and you can check out the huge selection of home made jams jellies honey and my personal pick sweet relish.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank JohnZabjr
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

The Thornton Burgess Museum in Sandwich has been closed - but you can find Thornton Burgess information and memorabilia just a short drive away at Green Briar Nature Center right off Hwy 6A in East Sandwich. Green Briar is located in a quiet and beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank DF98030
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Enjoyed seeing the inspiration for the Thornton Burgess Peter Cottontail children's books. The lush green trees and flowers as well as the little white house that contains the jam kitchen. The gift shop had a number of homemade jams for sale with free tastings. Cute...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank AdventureSis
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We were short on time and could not spend alot of time at the museum. What we did see was interesting and we will definitely go back when we have more time to spend there.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Linda V
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The museum is a great way to connect with the author of some of the best children's books: Thornton Burgess and the Mother West Wind Series. This Museum and the Greenbriar Nature center a couple of miles away, both part of the Thornton Burgess group,...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here, first we went I'm to be grated by a wonderful employee. We also got to see them making jams and rated some too. She told us about the history and explained all to us. We also went on the...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank crzymorgs4
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Small but charming old home that houses the works of the noted children story teller and conservationist. Because of his love of nautre and his need to care for his children on his own he created many animal characters that came to life as the...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank mag542
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a must all the friends you read about are depicted here plus all sorts of books glass plates and t shirts with the pictures of Reddy Fox Old Mother East Wind etc....just a charming place to remember in Loved it

Date of experience: June 2012
4  Thank Barbara940
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Go to Greenbriar Nature Center - Thornton Burgess runs this - and buy their home made jam - or watch a jam making demonstration in the jam kitchen. The jam is fantastic and makes good Christmas or hostess gifts.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank walpoleartlover
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