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 is one, if not my most, favorite place on Cape Cod. It gives you a real picture of what the first colonist saw when they arrived here. The trails are incredible. It just GORGEOUS.  more »
  • Today we stopped at the Fort Hill Historic District. The old building were very impressive . The ocean views were amazing! They have really nice viewing areas and trails! Well worth a visit if in ther...  more »

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