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Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill

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Address: 785 Main St, About 2 miles W of the town center, Brewster, MA 02631-1033
Phone Number: 508/896-9521

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Early Cape Cod

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 smock style windmill,.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars 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 is a one-room house that illustrates the sparse living quarters of a Cape Cod family... More 

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars 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 houses is the most interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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 back to the late 18th century. Not worth a special trip but well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We were driving on 6A highway and there was a small art gallery in the park. It was good to stop by at the site. We have small children and they liked the park for playground and windmill (opens from 1 to 4). Well kept place.

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