Highfield Hall & Gardens

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth: Hours, Address, Highfield Hall & Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Highfield Hall & Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • Art Museums
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA50,878 contributions
Nice walk in the woods
Sep 2021
lots of well marked trails that are nicely maintained. Good elevation changes if you want them. Quiet and peaceful
Written September 13, 2021
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lexmiller
Burlington, MA954 contributions
Beautiful historic setting, great for peaceful walks
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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unlikeanyone
Boston, MA18 contributions
Grounds and exterior great, interior empty
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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JJPed
Shirley, MA11 contributions
Treasure in Falmouth
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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jcanale72
Goshen, New York, United States153 contributions
Beautiful settings and scenes but very poor customer service
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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Alison L S
Springfield, MA715 contributions
Beautiful, classic Cape Cod Woodlands
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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thetravelorganizer
Tega Cay, SC472 contributions
Call ahead to see what's in bloom in the gardens; great place for a walk in the woods
May 2021
Highfield Hall & Gardens, @ 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, offers seasonal art exhibitions in Highfield Hall and a variety of gardens including a 5-instrument music garden, a sunken garden and “A Passing Fancy,” a monumental stickwork sculpture on the front lawn!
Written May 26, 2021
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Skier9175
Pembroke, MA395 contributions
Pleasant place to visit with nice new walks
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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taken2200
Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, United States5 contributions
We all had a great time in the gardens!
Oct 2020
The beautiful gardens were fun for all ages. We loved the music garden, the twisted twig sculpture, and the *enormous* beech trees.
Written October 9, 2020
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M F
South Windsor, CT61 contributions
Lovely place to walk
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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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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