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Truro in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Highland House

 
 
The Highland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
1. The Highland House Marker
Inscription.  
The original Highland House was the Small family farmhouse. The Smalls ran a farm on the property in the 1700s. By the 1800s they began taking in guests as Cape Cod tourism grew. The business thrived, and the Smalls added cottages. They removed the windmill, and placed the Millstone House in the spot where you are standing. The original farmhouse and Millstone House were later moved to other locations in Truro.
The present Highland House Museum was built as a hotel in 1906. It had a central dining room on the first floor, and 15 rooms on the second floor. The farm provided much of the food for guests. Rent was $8.00 per week for room and three meals per day. Evening entertainment was provided in the main hall. Most guests stayed for the entire summer.
 
Erected by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
 
Location. 42° 2.305′ N, 70° 3.872′ W. Marker is in Truro, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Light Rd and S Highland Rd, on the left when traveling east on Highland
The Highland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
2. The Highland House Marker
Light Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Highland Light Rd, Truro MA 02666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truro Highlands Historic District (a few steps from this marker); The Steamship Portland (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse (approx. mile away); Here Today Gone Tomorrow (approx. mile away); MacMillan Wharf (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sons of Provincetown (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rose Dorothea (approx. 6.4 miles away); Provincetown AIDS Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truro.
 
Also see . . .  Truro Historical Society. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas
 
Marker Photo Detail: Postcards image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
3. Marker Photo Detail: Postcards
Top: Highland House and Cottages, Highland Light, Cape Cod, Mass
This postcard shows the Highland House (left), Millstone House (behind cottages, next to water tower), and original farmhouse (right).
Bottom: A Summer Day at Highland House, North Truro, Mass
Guests came by train, steamboat, or stagecoach. The fresh Truro air was a welcome relief from cities, which were considered unhealthy in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Highland House, early 1900s image. Click for full size.
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4. The Highland House, early 1900s
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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