From museums where you can learn about the history and heritage of the Cape to the surrounding beauty of blue inlets and white picket-fenced houses, your day in the seaside towns of Hyannis and Sandwich have something to offer everyone.
Your guided tour will start in the village of Hyannis. Known as the largest village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, Hyannis is known internationally as the “All-American City” and where you will find the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, award-winning restaurants, quaint storefronts and beautiful beaches.
Admire the blue sea and calming shores of Hyannis Port, a place that inspired President John F. Kennedy like no other place on earth as you make your way toward the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.
Created by the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit deigned to reflect on John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so deeply loved. Take an intimate look into the time Kennedy spent on Cape Cod and the legacy he left there at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.
Heading toward Sandwich your bus trip includes a stop at a Cranberry Bog. Nestled among the towns and villages of Cape Cod is the home of over 14,000 acres of working cranberry bogs. While the site alone will take your breath away, there is often opportunity to explore and taste the goodness of cranberries grown in Massachusetts.
Incorporated in 1638, Sandwich is known as one of the oldest towns on Cape Cod, so it is no surprise Sandwich is bursting with historic sites and museums. Located on the Upper Cape, the town is also known as one of the most picturesque, boasting clear blue skies, rustic beaches and a maritime charm.
Dexter Grist Mill
Overlooking Shawmee Pond and bordered by the Sandwich Town Hall, colonial homes and a cemetery that dates back to the 1600s is Dexter Grist Mill, one of the most photographed sites on Cape Cod. Learn about the history of the restored mill, see the wooden mill mechanism, or buy cornmeal ground in the mill along with authentic recipes similar to those early inhabitants of Sandwich might have made.
Sandwich Glass Museum
Discover the history of Sandwich and its glass industry at the Sandwich Glass Museum. As you explore the museum, exhibits of glass and historical items tell the story of Sandwich’s greatest contribution to the American Industrial Revolution.
-If time permits, those who wish will have the opportunity to visit the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory in Hyannis.
-During your stop at a cranberry bog, it is important to note that growers offer differing opportunities. Time to explore and taste cranberries is not guaranteed.