Autumn Blooms Cap End of Main Season at Heritage

Celebrate fall at Cape Cod's premier cultural institution...

Before Heritage Museums & Gardens ends its main season on October 8, visitors will have the opportunity to view our special exhibits, Start Your Engines! Cars and Stars of the Indy 500 and Wendell Minor’s America, enjoy color-drenched autumn blooms, and much more.

Before the main season ends on October 8, visitors can enjoy:

  • The Premium Heritage Experience: Each 90-minute, concierge-led experience is customized, providing visitors with a personalized visit matched to their areas of interest. Visitors will go where the general public doesn’t, get inside information, have conversations with experts in gardening, history, and art, and engage in fun, interactive, hands-on activities.

Offered twice daily through October 8: 11 am and 1:30 pm

  • A Garden-Lover’s Delight: As the largest public garden in southern New England, autumn is in full bloom in Heritage’s gardens! Visitors can enjoy The North American Hydrangea Test Garden, which features hydrangea cultivars in a spacious landscaped garden with fall flowers, as well as colorful fall blooms throughout the grounds, including the sensational Salvia, Bluebeards, and more.

Through October 8, 10 am-5 pm

  • Start Your Engines! Cars and Stars of the Indy 500: This season’s special exhibit has been featured on WGBH-TV “Open Studio” with Jared Bowen. This not-to-be-missed exhibit highlights the crown jewel of American motorsports. This exhibit features some of the most renowned cars from this high-octane event, including twenty iconic Indy 500 race and pace cars—from the 1914 Duesenberg driven by Eddie Rickenbacker to Danica Patrick’s 2005 Panoz Honda.

Through October 8, 10 am-5 pm

  • Wendell Minor’s America: In addition to gems of the automotive world this exhibit, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, features artwork from award winning illustrator and author Wendell Minor. The exhibit celebrates the artist’s four-decade career by showcasing his memorable children’s book illustrations. Through October 8, 10 am-5 pm

Visitors can also explore 100 acres of woodlands and nature trails, ride a vintage carousel, enjoy displays of art and Americana in The Heritage Collection, and more. The Magnolia Café is open for sandwiches, salads, desserts, and other treats.

Heritage will reopen for Sandwich Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 27, 5-9 pm and for Gardens Aglow, which runs Friday-Sunday, from November 23 –December 30; from 4:30-8:30 pm. Tickets are on sale online now for both events.

The 2018 main season runs through October 8. Open daily, 10 am-5 pm. More information is available online at or by calling 508-888-3300. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on