This lovely estate named “Green Harbor” was the country home of the famous orator and statesman Daniel Webster until his death in 1852. During the twenty years that he lived here, the property grew to nearly 1,800 acres. After an unfortunate fire that destroyed his home in 1878, his daughter-in-law Caroline White Webster enlisted the services of William Gibbons Preston, a prominent Boston architect to construct this lovely Queen Anne-style home in 1880.
The estate has gone through a number of changes over the years. Much of the land has been sold and the property now consists of 14 acres of lawns and beautiful woodlands. A series of families have lived here and for many years it was the summer camp for the local children. After being purchased by the Town of Marshfield and undergoing extensive renovation, it was the Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 2005 Designer Show House. This was the beginning of a new chapter in the life of this historic estate.
Presently, the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust oversees the estate. It is available for celebrations such as weddings, special occasion parties as well corporate meetings and seminars. During the first week of December interior and floral designers work their magic and the estate is transformed into a sparkling holiday wonderland.
We welcome your interest in the Daniel Webster Estate and hope that you will find this unique setting as charming and exciting as we do.
Congratulations to you both on your engagement! Planning for your upcoming Wedding is now underway and we know the importance of finding just the right location for your Reception to create the day you have always dreamed of. Your choice will often help you to “set the tone” for many of your wedding details. The Daniel Webster Estate is a Queen Anne-style Mansion set on fourteen acres of rolling lawns. Our stained-glass windows, fireplaces, mantles and dramatic grand staircase tell of a turn-of-the-century elegance and our state-of-the-art kitchen and service area, air-conditioned rooms and light and airy interiors tell of our desire to give our Brides and Guests a relaxed and comfortable setting for a most memorable day.
Our lovely wrap-around veranda hints of days-gone-by. Two ponds, antique Linden trees and a peaceful, secluded setting create a graceful backdrop for a beautiful event.
Please feel free to reach out to our Event Coordinator and schedule time to visit The Estate and walk the grounds.
Our Winter Tea will be November 12, 2017. Seating is at 2 PM and the tea lasts until 4 PM. Reservations required. Please call 781-834-7818.
Tickets are by reservation only and the $20 admission includes – Tea and a House Tour.
Scones, Seasonal Breads, Assorted Tea Sandwiches and a Variety of Desserts.
ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 SCHEDULE OF TEAS – CONNECT WITH US VIA FACEBOOK OR SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER, THE ORATOR.
2018 Victorian Teas
Annual Seasonal Teas
- Spring Tea – April 8 2018
- Summer Tea – June 10 2018
- Fall Tea – October 14 2018
- Winter Tea – November 11 2018
Our 13th Christmas Designer Show House will open with our popular Gala on Friday, December 1, 2017 – 7pm-10pm
Gala Ticket prices are $35 each, by reservation only. Please call 781-834-7818.
Join us and mingle with the designers. $35 includes wine and beer selection, the Webster Poinsettia- our house signature drink. A variety of hors d’oeuvres will be served.
This year’s theme is “Joy to the Word” and our featured decorators are as follows–
- ENTRANCE–Gwen Frazier
- FOYER, STAIRCASE, UPPER HALL–Dave Welch, Cindy Castro
- PARLOR–Deb Dunphy and Jean Peck
- DINING ROOM–Barry Arcangeli
- BUTLER’S PANTRY–Nancy Christie
- KITCHEN–Michele Campion, Stefani Shea, Meghan Stempel
- STUDY–Lynn Habel Murphy
- HALL BATH–Donna Fallon Cavanaugh
- NURSERY–Y’ise Gardeners
- WEBSTER BEDROOM–Kelly Doloff
- CAROLINE’S DRESSING ROOM–Judy Timmins, Gail Connolly, Kate Pinkham, Michele Powers
- CAROLINE’S BEDROOM–Lisa Wrin, Second 2 None Furniture Consignments
- BOUDOIR–Seaside Gardeners
- BLUE TOILE BEDROOM–Kim Andrew, Melanie Anderson, Realtors, William Raveis, Norwell and Lisa Plimton, Plimton Designs, Hull
- MUSEUM–Karen Bowen, Webster Decorators
Be the first to see the decorated mansion!
Bring a camera and take lots of photos. Please check in on Facebook and TAG us! We would love to share your photos with the community!
CHRISTMAS DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE – DEC 2ND THRU DEC 10TH
The Christmas Designer Show House is an exclusive nine day event.
- Tickets available at the door only.
- General Admission is $15, Seniors pricing is $10
- Daily hours are 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Weekend hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- Open on exclusive evening hours 7PM-9PM on Thursday-December 7th and Friday-December 8th
- Santa Claus will visit on Saturday, December 9th at 10AM
Visit the beautiful Webster Estate and learn about famous orator and statesman Daniel Webster, his family and his property! Guided tours with our trained docents run from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on each first Sunday in May through November (except Labor Day weekend) and every Thursday from July 5 through September 27, 2018.
Tours are free to the public, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Daniel Webster Estate is handicap accessible on the first floor only. A/C for your comfort.