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Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

#1 of 7 things to do in East Sandwich Features Animals
6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316
+1 508-888-6870
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A Quiet Oasis

As part of the Thornton Burgess museum, the Nature Center and Jam Kitchen is a beautiful restful... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Waterloo, Canada
Cute place for a quick stop!

We stopped by on our way into Sandwich. Cute place, although the "jam kitchen" only operates at... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Sanford, Florida
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This unique spot boasts beautiful gardens and nature trails, as well as a jam-making kitchen.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316
+1 508-888-6870

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

As part of the Thornton Burgess museum, the Nature Center and Jam Kitchen is a beautiful restful spot to stop and appreciate nature as it was intended. There are programs for kids and the historic Jam Kitchen is an interesting throw back to when food...More

Thank Aegiss1
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stopped by on our way into Sandwich. Cute place, although the "jam kitchen" only operates at certain times. Grounds are pretty and great for a few pictures. Nature center would be good for younger children. My guess is that they have good programs that...More

Thank L L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Green Briar Nature Center was part of the Thornton Burgess (yes, the Peter Rabbit author) museum. The author's house is in the center of the village but closed to the public a few years ago for lack of funds to maintain it. Green Briar is...More

Thank MacManCapeCod
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love history and jam, so this place was a hit! The staff was so nice and we felt very welcomed! The historical library and information was really great. We bought four Jams and they have all been delicious! The little nature...More

Thank SKoumourdas222
Reviewed 24 May 2016

THIS is where you go when you want to have an olde time experience. You can join a group or bring your own group and make jelly that you get to bring home!!! You can work side by side with excellent staff, in the old...More

Thank myerscl
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We came here for my birthday request to make jam in the Jam Kitchen and were not disappointed with that experience! Very fun, great teacher (we had Nancy), yummy jam, cooked on burners from 1932!! The grounds are very pretty, nature trails, wildlife garden, Mr...More

Thank kmarie2lee
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My niece and I booked the strawberry rhubarb jam class. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything needed was provided and clear instructions given by Nancy, who was also a great resource for information beyond the class. The class started punctually and it was great to meet...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Lots of jam to choose from and touristy things. Just like any other jam store anywhere else in the U.S. Friendly staff.

Thank janet s
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We go every time we are on the cape as they make the BEST jams/jelly on the Cape. It is really nice when all the ladies are cooking. They have a degustation area and you can try some wonderful things. For small ones, do not...More

1  Thank PatPilees
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Love this place. There is so much to do here and nothing is rushed. From walking through the peaceful gardens, looking at the wildlife in and around Smiling Pool, to visiting the jam kitchen and tasting some of the jams, jellies and preserves. This is...More

1  Thank Linda C
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Emily S
28 April 2017|
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Response from JustEnjoy51 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, My mistake. I was thinking Heritage Museum and Gardens not allowing pets. Greenbrier probably does but please call 508.888.6870 to receive their current policy from their staff.
Maria M
10 September 2016|
Response from Walter G | Reviewed this property |
At about the same time both Potter and Burgess created a character named Peter Rabbit. I am not sure who was technically published first. At some point a copyright court battle ensued as to who had the "rights" to the name... More