The Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the largest conservation organization in New England, in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The sanctuary, formerly the farm of Edward Dwyer, statesman Daniel Webster and the William Thomas family of Marshfield, the first English landowner to live on the sanctuary land, was purchased by Mass Audubon in 1984 thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Committee for the Preservation of Dwyer Farm for the People of Marshfield. The sanctuary contains 507 acres of mixed cultural grasslands, red maple swamps, a five-tiered wet panne, Webster Pond and a section of the Green Harbor River.
Upcoming events at the Daniel Webster Sanctuary
Saturday, October 17, 10 am to 4 pm (alternate date of October 24 in case of extreme weather)
It’s Mass Audubon’s biggest celebration of the year! Head to Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where the grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun!
Eyes on Owls: live owl programs
Reiner Family Band: live bluegrass music on the barn stage
Caterpillar Lab: showcasing the amazing diversity of northeastern caterpillars
Artisan demonstrations & sales
Hay mazes, tractor-drawn hayrides, & farm animals
Kids’ crafts, games, face painting, & Nature Play Area
Janet’s Country Kitchen: home-baked goodies, hot & cold drinks, popcorn & cotton candy
Soup Kitchen: delicious soups donated by local establishments
Lunch fare from Family Crest Catering
Field games & vintage farm equipment
Farm Day at Mass Audubon Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
All Farm Day proceeds help Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries continue to protect and steward almost 2,000 acres of land on the South Shore; and provide quality educational programming in local schools, at our summer camp, and through year-round activities for adults, children, and families. This annual event celebrates Mass Audubon’s 1984 acquisition of this amazing property, saving it from development and protecting over 500 acres of important habitat.
$5 for Mass Audubon members
$8 for nonmembers
Children ages 2 and under are Free
From Rt 3 north or south: Take exit 12 (Rt 139). Follow Rt 139 east for 3.7 miles to Marshfield Center. Turn right at light onto Webster Street. Follow Webster Street 1.5 miles and turn left onto Winslow Cemetery Road. Sanctuary parking is 0.7 miles ahead (at the end of the road).