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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  • Stunning views of the marshes leading to the ocean, with Coast Guard Beach in the distance. Terrific birding, as this is on the migration path and also has grasses, Marsh, wooded areas, etc. great wal...  more »
  • Fort Hill is a wonderful place to visit in Eastham, MA. There is a hike that offers many sights. There is also a sea captain's home to view. Check the hours to view the home as they are limited.  more »
  • Visited Fort Hill on a guided tour. Awesome Fall views of the salt marsh and the surrounding meadows. Tons of historical relevance. Thoreau saw the beauty and it is still here to treasure.  more »

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