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
Summer Solstice Fire & Hayride
Saturday, June 21 7pm-9pm
Celebrate the longest day of the year with a traditional solstice bonfire at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. After reading some favorite seasonal stories, we’ll head out on a hayride to search for signs of summer. From the frog chorus and fireflies, to flying bats and more, we’ll finish the evening at Fox Hill, watching the sun go down and the stars come out!
Register online or call 781-837-9400 to register by phone.
Adult $8.00, Child $8.00
Adult $11.00, Child $11.00
Come celebrate the longest day of the year and enjoy a traditional solstice bonfire at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. After reading some favorite stories of the season, we’ll head out on a hayride to search for all signs summer. From the frog chorus and fireflies, to flying bats and more, we’ll finish up the evening with a visit to Fox Hill to watch the sun go down and the stars come out! Snacks and beverages will be provided.
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).