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Fort Hill Rural Historic District, Eastham

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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.
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  • This area is one of the best kept secrets in the Cape. It makes a wonderful half day trip in any season! Just follow the brown sign on the Rt 6 East to Fort Hill historic area. There are two parking a...  more »
  • On a windy November day, we ventured out to walk the trail and see the seashore in the area. This is an easy walk that overlooks the marshes and seaside. Several folks ventured out on the day and we e...  more »
  • I can honestly say that the view from Fort Hill is absolutely exquisite. The day that my husband and I visited was gorgeous to begin with. The sky was clear and sunny, and the air was crisp. I was tot...  more »