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.
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. Marshfield, MA Daniel Webster Logo
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Calendar of Events

Upcoming in 2023

Mickey Carr, Board Member serves tea as the table enjoys assorted desserts.
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. 
Currently Tickets are $30 and this includes a tour of our historic 1880 Victorian mansion.
Tea is served at 2pm. The tea event time is 2pm-4pm.
Tea is by reservation only. Please call Carol 781-834-7818.

2023 Seasonal Teas

  • Spring Tea -April 23rd
  • Summer Tea – June 11th, Mad Hatter’s Theme Sold Out!
  • Tickets On Sale Now, A Second Summer Tea Mad Hatter’s Theme was added for Aug 20th
  • Autumn Tea – September 10th
  • Harvest Tea – October 22nd
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.

  • Family Fun Day, July 30th, 2023

Dia De Los Muertos with Psychic Medium, Sarah Angley Wednesday Evening, November 1st, 2023

2023 Christmas Show House Gala
Friday, December

Gala Ticket Information:
2023 9-Day Christmas Designer Show House
December 2023
Hours vary by day.
The Christmas Designer Show House is an exclusive nine day event.
Tickets available at the door.
General Admission is $15, Seniors, 62+ pricing is $10.
Daily hours are 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Thursday, Dec. and Friday, Dec., 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Weekend hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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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.

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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.

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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The Trust

The Daniel Webster Preservation Trust, Inc., an all-volunteer entity recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Jim Cantwell, Chairman Ex Officio


Carol Kiburis, President

Barbara Carney, Co-Vice President

Mickey Carr, Co-Vice President

Robert Gilgan, Treasurer

Lynne Bartos, Secretary 

BOARD MEMBERS: Robyn Arouca, Pat Cate, Gwen Frazier, Karrie Greene, Dave Harrington, R-lene Gilgan, Karen Lux, Ann McAleer, Larry Nelson

In Memoriam: Otis Carney, Virginia Gaffey, Phyllis Nielsen, Prudence Piro

The History of The Trust

The DWPT was formed in 1989 by Jim Cantwell, Michael Donohue and Bob McCracken and incorporated it in February 1990 in order to keep the estate from development and preserve it for public use and enjoyment. Early on the Trust worked with the Historical Commission to secure the house by having it included on the National Registry of Historical Places and Trust.

In 1995, a Town Meeting voted to purchase the house and remaining 14 acres for $500,000. Half of that sum was provided by a MA state grant. The Town, through the Historical Commission and Massachusetts Historical, secured grant money to restore the mansion and in 2005 the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth sponsored a designer show house there. The designers completed the interior decoration and some landscaping of the property.  

How you can help preserve the Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center

Annual Donation  Become part of the DWPT membership by choosing the highest donation category you can afford: Student/Senior $20, Individual $35, Family $50, Friend $75, Donor $100, Sponsor $250, Patron $500, Benefactor $1000. Then mail your tax exempt check to DWPT, PO Box 238, Green Harbor, MA 02041.

Other Financial Support Give a monetary contribution of any amount to support our activities and responsibilities, or earmark your contribution for a specific purpose or project. (Us the mailing address above)

Acquisitions  Donate: Webster memorabilia, historical artifacts, and period appropriate antiques to the Estate. Call 781-834-7097 to discuss your donation.

Administrative Help  Assist with our communications activities; correspondence, publicity, newsletter, or website.

Docent Training  Help greet and educate a public curious about Daniel Webster, his family, and his estate by serving as a docent (educated tour guide).

Volunteerism  Volunteer to assist in our ongoing events, or share your special interests and expertise by suggesting or organizing new events to be held at the Estate. Call 781-834-7818 to find out how your ideas and skills can best be merged with our varied activities.

Event Participation Attend our many interesting and fun-filled events–and bring your family and friends with you. Check for details on upcoming events in this newsletter and online at

Estate Rental Rent the Estate for your next special event; wedding, shower, party, reunion, etc.


President of DWPT, Carol Kiburis
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Estate Location:
238 Webster Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 238
Green Harbor, MA 02041

Estate Telephone:

Estate Function Manager Telephone:
781-834-7818, Carol

Estate Email:
Estate Webmaster:
Karrie Greene
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