Home Tours
1st Night

Experience Sandwich's long history of community spirit, neighborhood charm and gracious homes. Celebrate the Holiday Season with us.


  • Tour historic Inns, private homes and a famous church.
  • Meet and chat with artists and authors.
  • Enjoy your favorite Christmas music.
  • View artifacts discovered at a local archaeological dig site.
  • Holiday decorating tips from local designers.
  • Travel on the Holly Trolley with narrator on board.

Video of 2016 Sandwich Holly Days Home Tour courtesy of The Patriot Ledger


Tickets are $25 and may be pre-purchased prior to the event at:

  • Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank – 85 Route 6A, Sandwich
  • Spotted Cod - 153 Main Street
  • Splash Stationers - 126 Route 6A
  • Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Office - 128 Route 6A
    or Call the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce at 508.833.9755

Tickets the day of the event are to be picked up or purchased at:

Fessenden House at the Dan'l Webster
151 Main Street, Sandwich, MA

This event is sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and Cape Cod Life publications.

Trolley is sponsored by Kinlin Grover Real Estate.





  • The Nancy Fessenden House ~ 151 Main Street ~ Dan’l Webster Inn (508-888-3622)

    Federal style Colonial built 1826 owned by Dan’l Webster Inn. The 2017 commemorative glass ornament The Angelfish is available for purchase.

  • The Seth Nye Law Office ~ 2 Grove Street

    Built 1825 for Seth Nye’s Law Office with a section for his three unmarried sisters’ millinery shop. In 1891 it housed Sandwich’s first library collections.

  • The Deacon Eldred House ~ 4 Water Street

    A compact three-quarter Colonial built 1756 by Cornelius Tobey, Jr. For many years it was the Thornton W. Burgess Museum. Get a sneak peak at the future Culturall History Museum and see artifacts from the Sandwich archeological dig featured in Cape Cod Life.

  • Saint John’s Episcopal Church ~ 159 Main Street

    The land was purchased in 1896 and with pledges of $1,219.75 in hand, a carpenter from New Bedford was engaged. The first service was held July 11, 1899

  • The C.C.P. Waterman House ~ 170 Main Street

    This Federal Colonial was built 1836 by the Clerk and Paymaster of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company. The naturalist/author Thornton W. Burgess and his mother lived here for a period. Enjoy music by Kristin McGillicuddy, Pianist.

  • The E. Hallet House ~ 13 Pleasant Street

    c. 1830 house was built on farm land purchased by Deming Jarves for glass factory workers. Meet Tony Donovan, the artist whose painting is the cover of the Home Tour Book.The original Dressed for the Holidays painting is on display and available for purchase.

  • The Joseph Harrison House ~ 8 Dewey Avenue

    This 1856 Saltbox was built for Mr. Harrison, a glass cutter who came from England to work at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Factory. The five-ton historic barn was moved and joined to the house. It is a combination of 19th century charm and 21th century luxury. Enjoy the music of Maggie Buckley, violinist and Bella Testa, harpist.

  • Olde Harbor Estates ~ 10 Parsonage Way

    Built 2013 at the site of an antique farmhouse off Dewey Avenue. A contemporary design by Hutker Architects in Falmouth captures beautiful water views. The cheerful Cape Cod kitchen was recently featured in HGTV Magazine. Decorated by Peri Olson, owner of Diesel & Lulu’s, in collaboration with Pottery Barn.



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