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
33rd Annual Farm Day!
Don’t miss out on the fun! There are so many reasons why you should come to Farm Day – here are our top ten:
- Hop on a tractor-drawn hayride through beautiful grassland
- Ooh and ahh over the cute farm animals
- Hide out in a hay maze
- See 6 species of live owls up close with Eyes on Owls
- Dance the day away to live bluegrass from Reiner Family Band
- Cheer on the kids as they play games, create crafts, and get their faces painted
- Enjoy demonstrations of both modern and colonial crafting
- Shop for unique, locally made goods – jewelry, jam, breads, gifts, and more
- Feast on delicious soups from local restaurants, homemade baked goods, and lots more food from Family Crest Catering
- Help Mass Audubon’s 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.
You’ll have to come see for yourself if you want to know everything Farm Day has to offer!
Admission: $7 ($5 for members). Children 3 and under are free.
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.
When: Saturday, October 19, 10am-4pm (rain date October 26)
Admission is $7 ($5 for members). Children 3 and under are free. All proceeds help to maintain Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary as a healthy habitat for local flora and fauna as well as a lovely site for visitors.
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).