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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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  • Don't miss the short side-loop to the pavilion at Skiff Hill, where you can see a boulder with grooves used by Native Americans to sharpen their tools.  more »
  • Friends told us not to miss this pretty spectacular place to walk - some wonderful trails to wonder through the Historic District - with a variety of vegetation, history, and ocean views. You can park...  more »
  • Although this is part of the National Park Service, there is no fee. As you enter you drive past the Captain Penniman House. Although it is usually closed, we found out too late there are occasional t...  more »