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  The Taylor-Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port was originally settled in 1639 by Richard Taylor. The farm remained in the Taylor family until 1896 when George and William Bray, two brothers who had worked for the Taylors, purchased the property. The Brays continued to operate a working farm and were often seen selling their strawberry crop from a wheelbarrow on Old King’s Highway. After George Bray’s death in 1941, the farm’s ownership changed hands several times until 1987 when the Yarmouth Town Meeting voted to purchase the farm “for historic preservation and conservation” purposes.

The farm, a rare survivor of a type of property that once characterized north side agricultural development, was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1993. A small flock of sheep is still kept at the farm.

The non-profit Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association and the Yarmouth Historical Commission began an active collaboration in 2001 aimed at fixing up the property for greater public enjoyment. Extensive work remains to further restore the late eighteenth century farmhouse and barn.

 

HOURS & ADMISSION
Open daily year round dawn to dusk. The farm offers picnic tables, short woodland walking trails, and beautiful views of Black Flats marsh, which was once harvested for its salt marsh hay to feed the farm animals.

Farm buildings are not open to the public, but watch local newspapers for announcements of seasonal farm events sponsored by the Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association and the Yarmouth Historical Commission. Please call the Yarmouth Historical Commission at 508-398-2231 ext. 1292 for additional information.

DIRECTIONS
Located at 108 Bray Farm Road North, about a half mile off of Route 6A in Yarmouth Port.

 

 

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