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Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill

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Nice sense of history

The last one room house on the cape is here. This gives a good idea of how people lived back then... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Good piece of Cape history

This is a great slice of local history located adjacent to Drummer Boy Park. The site is comprised... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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785 Main St, About 2 miles W of the town center, Brewster, MA 02631-1033
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The last one room house on the cape is here. This gives a good idea of how people lived back then. So much different from now. There is a blacksmith which operates during the summer. the windmill also gives a great sense of historical perspective....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is a great slice of local history located adjacent to Drummer Boy Park. The site is comprised of three refurbished early American structures one from the 18th century and two from the 19th century. The most striking is the Higgins Farm Windmill, the other...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Mike was a pleasure to speak too. This man new everything about the mill. They hold a farmers market here as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dbudds423
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Higgins Farm Windmill This windmill, built in 1795, was once located near Route 6A and Ellis Landing but was moved toward Cape Cod Bay because the sound of the windmill scared the horses as they passed by it. In 1890, it was moved onto the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ITRT
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We spooted the windmill while driving along Route 6A and decided to stop. Everything was closed but we were able to look through the windows. Peaceful stop to take a break.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Three historic structures - a circa 1795 windmill and small house, a circa 1867 WORKING blacksmith shop, are a must stop for families visiting Brewster. Climb up in the windmill and stand amazed at the workings built over 200 years ago. Watch the blacksmith work...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gunning75
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a nice 18th century windmill that was moved to its current location in the 1970s. Although it never ground grain in its present location, the setting within the historical site of Drummer Boy Park allows for some great photo opportunities of this traditional...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank uktravailer
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Within Drummer Boy Park,the Brewster Historical Society has developed a space for three historical buildings to visit. The windmill, built in the late 18th century, has been nicely restored and moved here from another spot in Brewster. The Harris-Black House was built in 1795. It...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank jeffl499
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Although it was off season when we were here, we were able to walk around the grounds and take pictures.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank leaandted
Reviewed October 2, 2015

This site is not worth a separate trip but if you drive by from a beach trip then it is worth stopping for a few pictures. Tours are offered on Saturday's for the inside of the houses, but the outside of these typical Cap Cod...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank MarcATL
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