Sandwich Glass Museum


129 Main St.,
United States,

In addition to being the oldest community on Cape Cod, the town of Sandwich is also known for its long history of glassmaking. This museum, housed in a red-brick building on Main Street, is dedicated primarily to the work of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, which operated from 1825 to 1888. Displayed on glass shelves inside bright, airy rooms, the museum's collection comprises almost 6,000 glass items, including lamps, tableware, candlesticks, vases, and perfume bottles. The museum also hosts live glassblowing demonstrations every hour on the hour, and the on-site shop sells both reproduction and contemporary glassware.