Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill

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Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill

Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill
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waiake1
Auckland, New Zealand1,414 contributions
Nice sense of history
Oct 2018 • Solo
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. How people managed before electricity or machines.
Written October 29, 2018
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA21,020 contributions
Good piece of Cape history
May 2018 • Solo
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 two being the Harris-Black House dating back to 1795 and the Henry Hopkins Blacksmith Shop dating back to 1867. They are situated in a large green area. A self guided audio tour is offered and free. This is easy to get to as it is located on 6A in Brewster. Great for all all ages and easily coupled with the park.
Written May 23, 2018
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Dbudds423
Cortlandt Manor, NY2 contributions
Fun day trip
Aug 2017 • Couples
Mike was a pleasure to speak too. This man new everything about the mill. They hold a farmers market here as well.
Written August 20, 2017
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ITRT
Virginia34,609 contributions
Three Landmarks on One Site
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 Nickerson Estate where is was used as a golf clubhouse. It was moved to its current location (6 miles from its original) in 1974 when it was given to the Brewster Historical Society.

Harris-Black House
This house is located on the same grounds as the Higgins Windmill. It was the home of a blacksmith and his family of 12. It is a one room Cape Cod-style small house with a sleeping loft. The house dates back to 1795.

Henry Hopkins Blacksmith Shop
The blacksmith shop was built by a carriage maker named Henry Hopkins in 1867 on Long Pond Road. The shop was moved to Drummer Boy Park and has been restored by the Brewster Historical Society. In the summer, a local blacksmith demonstrates the technique that might have been used by Hopkins.
Written April 16, 2017
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Tom B
Lancaster, PA1,150 contributions
Wednesday Morning
Sep 2016 • Couples
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.
Written September 30, 2016
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Gunning75
4 contributions
Windmill Village, Brewster
Aug 2016 • Family
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 his forge. Image a family of 11 living in the tiny, one room Harris-Black House. All the buildings have been lovingly restored. A true step back in time.
Written August 28, 2016
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uktravailer
West Chester, PA650 contributions
Nice old windmill
Aug 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 smock style windmill,.
Written August 4, 2016
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jeffl499
Alexandria, VA1,487 contributions
Early Cape Cod
Jun 2016 • Solo
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 at the turn of the century. The 1867 blacksmith shop is fully stocked with all of the tools of the trade from 150 years ago. Entry fee of $5 to the windmill with a good tour by a knowledgeable volunteer.
Written July 8, 2016
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leaandted
Hillsborough, NH7 contributions
Wasn't open yet, Off season
Jun 2016 • Couples
Although it was off season when we were here, we were able to walk around the grounds and take pictures.
Written June 19, 2016
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marc.goetschalckx.usa@gmail.com
Atlanta, GA163 contributions
Pictoresque windmill and original Cap Cod houses
Sep 2015 • Couples
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.
Written October 2, 2015
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