Address: 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
Latitude/Longitude: 41.557076, -70.628925
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Phone: (508) 495-1878
Highfield Hall is an historic treasure in Cape Cod. This amazing estate was saved by a group of dedicated Falmouth residents after years of neglect. The history of Highfield Hall goes back to the late 1800s when Boston and New York families had the ability to vacation in Cape Cod, thanks to the arrival of the railroad.
Falmouth had primarily been a quiet fishing and farming community that became a bustling summer community. The Beebe family was one of the first Bostonian families to travel out of the heat of the city to the cool breezes of Cape Cod. James Beebe was a successful businessman who was wealthy from his ventures in the dry goods and manufacturing businesses. When James and his wife Esther decided to have a permanent summer home they purchased over 700 acres of land on a hill above the railroad station. Today, more than half of the acreage has been preserved as Beebe Woods.
After James Beebe died in 1875, his surviving children built two grand residences on the hill. Highfield Hall was completed in 1878, and its sister mansion, Tanglewood was finished in 1879. For over fifty years the Beebes lived and entertained in their “summer cottages” at Highfield.
Visitors can tour the stately home of the Beebe family and read storyboards that share their successes and tragedies. In addition guests can enjoy a stroll of the grounds around the house where beautiful sunken Victorian gardens have been recreated or take a hike on many of the trails that are found in the 300+ acres of Beebe Woods.
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