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Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill

785 Main St, About 2 miles W of the town center, Brewster, MA 02631-1033
+1 508-896-9521
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Three Landmarks on One Site

Higgins Farm Windmill This windmill, built in 1795, was once located near Route 6A and Ellis... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
ITRT
,
Virginia
Wednesday Morning

We spooted the windmill while driving along Route 6A and decided to stop. Everything was closed but... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Tom B
,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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785 Main St, About 2 miles W of the town center, Brewster, MA 02631-1033
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Reviewed 16 April 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

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 1 October 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.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Gunning75
Reviewed 4 August 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

Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 19 June 2016

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

Thank leaandted
Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank MarcATL
Reviewed 22 August 2015

The windmill stands out in the middle of the park. As a previous reviewer stated, it's not worth an extra trip to see it, but it is interesting and does have historical value capturing colonial times in the area.

Thank Aussiemax2003
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Both of these sites provided a lot of history about the colonial experience on the Cape, all in one small area. The blacksmith shop is also there, but was not open in May.

Thank MandM0613
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just driving about one day and saw a sign for Drummer Boy park. Pulled in and wandered the grounds. Saw the buildings and went to see. There is a neat little grouping of three buildings; a blacksmith shop, a windmill and a house. All date...More

Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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