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 100-acre (40 ha) 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.Plan to visit Fort Hill Rural Historic District and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Eastham attractions using our Eastham trip planner.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
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Our focus during COVID was to combine free outdoor exercise with sites we had not ventured to in the 40 years we have been visiting the Cape. This short walking trail gave us vistas both in and out..... more »
What a lovely walking trail. It is not arduous and has a great view of the ocean and marsh. It was not very crowded. Stops, along the trail, provide an opportunity to watch kayakers or take... more »
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