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Fort Hill Rural Historic District, Eastham
Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
The Fort Hill Rural Historic District is a historic district encompassing two farmsteads with more than 200 years of history in Eastham, Massachusetts. The district is a 100acre area of forest, fields, and salt marshes that was owned by the Knowles and Penninman families from 1742 to 1941. It has been part of the Cape Cod National Seashore since 1961. The area is dominated by the rise called "Fort Hill", which provides extensive views of the area and has its own rich history. The district includes the Edward Penniman House and Barn, previously listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Nauset Archeological District, a National Historic Landmark.The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.A visit to Fort Hill Rural Historic District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Eastham itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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The more I explore Cape Cod, the more I am amazed a the number of hidden gems tucked just off Route 6, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of fried seafood and ice cream cone shops. The Fort H... read more »
The wife and I need to walk off the awesome lunch we had. The walk around Fort Hill did the trick. Beautiful marshes and Capt Penniam house with the whale bone arches was a perfect way to round off th... read more »
Drive by the historical Old Fort Hill House on your way to a gorgeous view overlooking the marshes, old coast guard house and coast guard beach. Breathtaking views of the ocean. Pack a lunch, park and... read more »
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