The Estate

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.

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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.

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Weddings

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.

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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.

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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.

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Please feel free to reach out to our Event Coordinator and schedule time to visit The Estate and walk the grounds.

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Seasonal Teas

2018 Victorian Teas

Seating is at 2PM and the tea lasts until 4PM. Reservations are required. Please call 718-834-7818.

Scones, seasonal breads, assorted Tea Sandwiches and a variety of Desserts.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 SCHEDULE OF TEAS –

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Annual Seasonal Teas

  • Spring Tea – April 8, 2018
  • Summer Tea – June 10, 2018
  • Family Tea – September 23, 2018
    • The Family Tea is a lovely generational opportunity for Grandparents, Parents and Children to come together to begin new family traditions.
    • Groups or a duo this don’t miss event brings together Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons, Aunties and Neices or that special person in your life that you consider your chosen family.
    • Recommended for families with children 5 and up.
  • Fall Tea – October 14, 2018
  • Winter Tea – November 11, 2018

 

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Family Fun Day

Join us for The Webster Estate’s 10th Annual Family Fun Day

July 29th 2018, Noon-4PM 

Phyllis Nielsen, Family Fun Day organizer, is bursting with pride as she announces that her 10th annual Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 29 at the Daniel Webster Estate from noon to 4pm.

“I have had lots of help,” says Phyllis, of her long time committee and team of volunteers.  There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, clowns, balloon creations, and a bouncy house area with a slide and maze. There will be an antique fire engine plus the Marshfield Fire and Police will be on site with their vehicles and the K9 Unit.  Food includes popcorn, homemade cookies and brownies, snow cones, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and the usual choice of chowders to sample.  Plans also include a visit to the Estate by NECN’s Weekend Warrior Weather truck manned by Pete Bouchard and Michael Page who are expected to broadcast live, Big Joe, the storyteller, and Rainforest Reptiles will entertain, live music, and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Dept. is expected back this year with their Children’s ID Program.

Admission to the Estate is free but food and activities have a fee.

This is the Webster Estate’s Annual summer fund raiser, please join us and bring the whole family!

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Sample a variety of chowders and chilis donated by Marshfield restaurants, have a hot dog, a bag of popcorn, an ice cream treat and certainly try the homemade cookies and brownies.

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Check out the various vendors selling unusual items.

Free admission.  Rain or shine.

For further information, contact Phyllis Nielsen 781-834-6813.

 

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Guided Tours | Museum

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Docent Tours

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.

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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.

The Estate will open to the public on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. Let a trained docent lead you through the lovely Webster Mansion, The Carriage House, where Webster’s restored phaeton resides, and hear Webster’s story of his life and home in Marshfield. Tours run from 1-4pm. Admission is Free— donations are always gratefully accepted. A private tour may be arranged by calling Ann at 781-834-6241.