Highfield Hall & Gardens
Highfield Hall & Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Highfield Hall & Gardens, a five-star rated destination, is a magnificent Victorian mansion with beautiful gardens in the heart of Falmouth. While there's plenty of history within its glorious old walls, Highfield is now a vibrant cultural center offering international contemporary art exhibitions, music performances, culinary classes, family programs, and educational opportunities. The mansion is surrounded by nearly 400 acres of public conservation land and walking trails. As a "must see" on Cape Cod, plan to spend an hour or a day at this family-friendly estate. Closed on Monday excepts holidays.
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M F
South Windsor, CT61 contributions
Aug 2020
We stopped to walk around the gardens. The sculpture by Patrick Dougherty is far more impressive and fun in-person that expected. The Sunken Garden was nicely kept up and the exhibit of Fairy Houses were very well done. The trail maps can be a bit hard to follow, so we took an unexpected tour of the woods. The paths are nicely maintained at least. There is a fee to view the interior of the house, but we only came to see the grounds.
Written August 25, 2020
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Alison S
Springfield, MA961 contributions
May 2021
Though the house was not open when we visited, there was lots to do & we had a great time. A lot of work is being put into restoring the gardens and they are coming along nicely, with some whimsical touches. Near the house there is a handicapped accessible sensory trail with some large scale instruments you can play. More whimsy & cool sculpture grottos. What we liked best was our hike in Beebe Woods. Best to print out a map (available on the Highfield Hall website) before you leave home. The trails are NOT well marked so we were feeling our way a lot of the time. The trail leaves from the far side of the West Garden. You will find a trail kiosk there. Trails lead off to the right. We successfully found our desired destination - the Punch Bowl - which is a gorgeous, large kettle pond. There was an ole fashioned swimmin' hole with rope swing into the water, and we wished we had our suits on this hot spring day. The woods to and fro are lovely, classic Cape Cod woodland. Many more trails to explore here. (Round trip to Punch Bowl about an hour...)
Written May 29, 2021
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JJPed
Shirley, MA31 contributions
Jul 2021
Amazing to see the restoration that has taken place. Congratulations to the Town of Falmouth and all the volunteers for saving this beautiful estate. Well worth the visit and happy to pay the $10 per person admission to support the cause!
Written July 14, 2021
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Courtney M
Connecticut12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was a little bit of a disappointment for us but mainly because I was hoping for more gardens. The garden area is rather small and the surrounding paths are primarily small art exhibits. It took us about 30 min to see everything. We didn’t opt to go into the mansion so if you’re interested in seeing that it could be more worthwhile. There are also lots of trails surrounding but only worth venturing if you’re looking for a good hike. Not a leisurely stroll. Overall it was nice but just a very brief visit for us.
Written August 6, 2022
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jcanale72
Goshen, NY160 contributions
Jun 2021
Although there are beautiful gardens not sure why they charge admission to view a home with antique furniture and artwork. Would have appreciated a tour to accompany the admission charge. The staff was not very engaging, Had to ask for how to get the most out of my visit sentence by sentence. After our third (painful) question we were finally given a map and a little useful advice. I'm upset I paid for this poor customer service, when no one else appeared to be pulling out their wallet.
Written June 6, 2021
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unlikeanyone
Boston, MA21 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
While we support historic homes, we felt admission here was a bit steep given what little remains of the original occupants. We appreciated the amount of work that went into the building's restoration, but it was unclear why the grounds (which were generally in good condition) were free, but the house (unfurnished except for an art exhibition) charged admission. If we had been charged admission for the house and grounds, it would have been understandable. As it was, I wish we had skipped the house. It could benefit from more exhibition materials, perhaps about the history of Falmouth, the family, or general history. It felt quite empty.

The stickwork art installation was amazing and the highlight of the trip. The gardens, as my mother said, had good bones, but were still a bit rough around the edges.
Written August 2, 2021
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lexmiller
Burlington, MA1,117 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely gardens, so many peaceful walking paths, many outdoor art installations. We did not actually go inside the house, but took full advantage of the paths and the sunken garden. You may bring your dog as long as it's kept on leash. Relaxing beautiful spot!
Written August 8, 2021
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Skier9175
Pembroke, MA452 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited Highland House specifically to see the grounds and garden. The sunken garden was nice and there are plenty of walking trails in the woods. This is a worthy excursion. The house was not open we we arrived.
Written July 14, 2022
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Skier9175
Pembroke, MA452 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
My wife and I visited Highland House specifically to see the grounds and garden. The sunken garden was nice and there are plenty of walking trails in the woods. This is a worthy excursion. The house was not open we we arrived.
Written May 18, 2021
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Pauline M
Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States78 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I met up with family this weekend in Falmouth. I am not an enthusiastic beach goer or shopper, so I feared there would be little for me to do - brought several books. I was delighted to find this historic home to tour. The restoration was excellent, and the gardens were interesting. Just the fact that almost 400 acres are preserved for recreation in Falmouth is astonishing.
Turned wooden bowls were the art on display/sale - I wished to buy several of them.
Written June 4, 2018
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Hello Pauline, We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending your time at Highfield Hall & Gardens! Thank you for checking us out and sharing your enthusiastic review. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, please check our calendar for docent-led estate tours which you’ll learn more about our historic property and fascinating stories from the previous owners. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Written September 18, 2018
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Highfield Hall & Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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