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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Special Occasions

Rent Marshfield’s gracious and historic
Daniel Webster Estate & Heritage Center, for your special happening!

Showers                                             Graduations                                       Reunions

Holiday Parties                                First Communion                               Birthdays

Bereavement                                     Small Banquets                                 Anniversaries

Rehearsal Dinners

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Unforgettable Queen Anne-style mansion

Lovely gardens showcased on fourteen acres of rolling lawns

Turn-of-the-century elegance + state-of-the-art kitchen and service area

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Shared with the public through tours, programs and special events

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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 27th, 2018.

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  • The Estate will not be open to the Public on August 5th 2018.
  • Open for tours on Sunday, September 2nd 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.

 

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Calendar of Events

 2018 Victorian Teas, Annual Seasonal Teas

Tea will be served in the Webster mansion in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  Plan to join in and welcome one or all of the seasons with us.  Tickets are $20 and this includes a tour of our historic 1880 Victorian mansion.  Tea is by reservation only.  Please call Carol 781-834-7818. And don’t delay as these Victorian teas sell out quickly. Enjoy not just a cup of tea but also the three food courses that are served as scones and seasonal breads, assorted tea sandwiches, and delicious desserts.

SERVED 2-4pm (seating at 2)

• April 8, Spring Tea- was a success, thank you!
• June 10, Summer Tea- thank you to all-wonderful turnout!
• October 14, Fall Tea
• November 11, Winter Tea

Taste the History, Saturday, May 5th 2018- Thank you to all for participating!

A 21+ EVENT “Taste the History”
—with the Mayflower Brewing Company at the Daniel Webster Estate on Saturday, May 5 from 3-6pm.  Snack and sip on a wide variety of beers as the history of the Mayflower voyage, the Mayflower Compact, and the Mayflower Brewing Company’s beer making are explained.  Hear the differences in the ingredients used and the brewing of each individual beer tasted. 

The 5th of May is also Cinco De Mayo and Mayflower Brewing Company brews a Mexican lager called Jimador which will be one of the beers offered for tasting. Join us with friends. Tickets will be made available at the door. $20/person- event was a success!

THE 3RD ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY, Saturday, June 30 – Was a Success, see you again in 2019!
Progressive Dinner hosted by Marshfield Historic Triangle. Saturday, June 30. Join our three historic house museums here in Marshfield, the Historic Winslow House, the Marshfield Historical Society at the Marcia Thomas House, and the Daniel Webster Estate, as they host the 3rd annual progressive dinner party at all three venues.  Beverages and appetizers will be served at the Marcia Thomas House from 4-6pm, then dinner is served at the Winslow House at 6, followed by desserts and coffee/tea in the 1880 Webster mansion.   Reservations are necessary as seating is limited.  Call
781-834-9867.  Tickets $25/person. (limited amount of tickets still available)

10th annual Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 29  – Thank you!                                  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!

EXPLORE MARSHFIELD— Coming this Fall!
SUNDAY, OCT 7, FROM 1-4PM, hosted by Marshfield’s three Historic House Museums. Check Facebook or back at our website for additional details and updates.

FRIENDS OF MARSHFIELD ANIMAL SHELTER, Cocktails for Critters.  October, 20th, 2018

2018 Christmas at the Estate, Preview Gala – Friday, December 7th 2018 

We hope you will add the Webster Christmas Show House to your holiday calendar, and join us for the ”Opening Gala Cocktail Party:  7 to 10pm Friday, December 7th 2018 Hors d’oeuvres, a selection of wine and beers and featuring our signature drink, the Webster Poinsettia.

Gala Tickets: $35/ person and must be purchased in advance.  Call: 781-834-7818

2018 9-Day Christmas Designer Show House December 8-16th 2018

The 14th Annual Christmas Designer Show House at the Daniel Webster Estate, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! The Christmas Show House is an event not to be missed as local decorators and floral designers, some professional and some amateur, some old-timers and some new to the show house; will spend many volunteer hours transforming their chosen room into a Christmas visual delight.  Decorations chosen for each room reflect that particular designer’s view of Christmas, be it traditional, historical, Victorian, fanciful, or whimsical.

2018 VIEWING DAYS AND TIMES: Open daily 11am-4pm  December 10-14 Open weekends: 11am-5pm   December 8, 9, 15, 16 Open evenings: 7-9pm  December 13, 14 Show House Tickets: available at the door only—$15 general public, $10 Seniors (62yrs) and DWPT