Captain Farris House

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Why You Need to Visit the Taylor-Bray Farm

If you wish to take a step back into the past of Cape Cod, you’ll find so many historical sites dotting across our scenic landscape. One of the most extraordinary places is the Taylor-Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port. This 18th-century homestead preserves the characteristics of New England agricultural life with restored buildings, well-maintained 23 acres of land, and various livestock. Bring your camera, wear comfortable clothing, and enjoy a wonderful day learning about the history of “the Cape.”

A Preview of Your Taylor-Bray Farm Experience

One of the most fantastic sites, plan a visit to the Taylor-Bray Farm. Use our local insights to discover how wonderful this place truly is. We hope you enjoy this National Historic Landmark as much as we do!

The History of This Site

During the settling of the Plymouth Colony, Richard and Ruth Taylor purchased it in 1639. Over the years, this family home welcomed many descendants including Samuel Taylor, the most notable one. His military career in the Revolutionary War proceeded him, and he later became a maritime captain. Until 1896, the farm was in the Taylor family, but it was purchased by George and Willie Bray. While they lived there, it was used as a working farm and later abandoned after the death of Bray family. In 1987, the Town of Yarmouth acquired this site, and it’s maintained by the Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association, a local non-profit. Thanks to the diligent efforts of this organization, you can relive the intricate past of ownership, purpose, and agricultural heritage.

What You’ll See

When you visit the Taylor-Bray Farm, you’ll discover an array of historically accurate establishments and places to explore. As you meander through this homestead, you’ll be delighted by the farmhouse of the Plymouth Colony, the pins of livestock, including chicken, goats, cows, and sheep, as well as seasonal products. Once you’ve walked around the farm, enjoy the sunset at the end of the boardwalk in Blacks Flat Marsh. Whatever you decide to tour this place, you’re sure to have a wonderful time.

What to Attend

Throughout the year, there are a collection of annual celebrations to enjoy. Each of these joyous events brings you closer to the heritage and culture of the delightful Taylor-Bray Farm. These seasonal happenings include:

  • Sheep Spring Festival
  • Fall Festival
  • Holiday Festival

Unwind at The Captain Farris House

Once you’ve experienced the Taylor-Bray Farm, make the scenic drive down the stunning Highway 6A back to your luxurious guest room at our wonderful bed and breakfast. Here at The Captain Farris House, we offer a gorgeous selection of beautifully appointed accommodations, each of which features classical Cape Cod charm, an abundance of natural light, and restored antiques. After you book your ideal retreat with us, you’ll feel relaxed from the moment you press “Book Now!” When you arrive, you’ll be treated to a gourmet breakfast, the ultimate relaxation, and one of the best getaways in New England. With so much history and charm awaiting your arrival, why wait any longer to plan your vacation? We can’t wait to host you and your special someone this year!

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