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Cape Cod’s Three Sisters & Nauset Lighthouses

In 1836, Eastham locals approached the Boston Marine Society about building a lighthouse in the middle of Nauset coastline to help to guide shipping vessels to navigate through the dangerous waters. Nauset was once the name given to the area of land that stretched fifteen miles between what is now Brewster and Truro, two lower Cape Cod towns.…

Daytrip to Plymouth, Massachusetts

Are you interested in learning the history of this great land? Do you want a fun filled interactive way to explore? If so, taking a daytrip to Plymouth, MA is a great way to spend an adventurous day outside learning about our great land’s past. Downtown Plymouth is less than a hour’s drive from the Palmer…

Cape Cod’s Sandy Neck Lighthouse

By Mary Moran Sandy Neck, a small cottage community in Barnstable, Massachusetts, is home to one of Cape Cod’s most famous lighthouses, the Sandy Neck Light. Located near the entrance to Barnstable Harbor on the north coast of the Cape. Sandy Neck stretches six miles long and is only a half mile wide. At its closest point…

Cape Cod’s Stage Harbor Light

By Mary Moran The Stage Harbor Lighthouse is located on Harding’s Beach at the west side of the entrance to Stage Harbor, in the Cape Cod town of Chatham. It is about an hour’s drive from the Palmer House Inn and is part of the South East area of Cape Cod.  A day trip to this…

Mahoney’s Winter Market

Falmouth’s Own Mahoney’s Winter Market It’s never really winter in Mahoney’s greenhouses. From early bulbs to succulents, graceful ferns, air-plants, cold-tolerant plants and all the fixings for a winter terrarium, shoppers can bring a bit of spring home with them now. When an amateur gardener like myself is at Mahoney’s he/she is never at a…

Experience Martha’s Vineyard

By Mary Moran Photography by L.V. O’Connell If you are looking for a true Cape Cod experience, hopping on the ferry and spending the day on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard is an absolute must. From fabulous public beaches to unique shopping and dining to picturesque lighthouses, this island will surely not disappoint. Every town, whether it…

Daytrip to Sandwich

By Mary Moran Photography by P. L. O’Connell When visiting the Cape, no matter what season, the town of Sandwich has something to offer for a day of fun that will excite the entire family. From the beaches to the museums, there are plenty of activities and learning experiences to explore in Sandwich. However, if…

Highfield Holidays

Highfield Holidays and the Palmer House Tree This year’s Holiday exhibition at Highfield Hall features dolls from around the world. Although the dolls are owned by different people, most of them belong to Mary Lou O’Rourke. Ellen McLaughlin a relative, began the collection almost sixty years ago. It represents three generations of collectors. Ellen started…