The farm is open daily,
dawn to dusk

There are no fees at the farm but your donations would be greatly appreciated.

2024 Events

Spring Sheep Festival
Saturday June 15

Fall Pumpkin Festival
Saturday October 12

Annual Meeting
November 11

Holiday Festival
Saturday & Sunday
December 7 & 8

Board Meetings
Second Tuesday of each month

Farmhouse Tours

Next Tour  April 21, 2024 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Plan a Farm Event

The farm is a wonderful and unique place for a birthday party or other occasion.
Email us or call the farm at 774-251-1869 for details

The farm is a wonderful and unique place for a birthday party or other occasion. There have been several memorable wedding celebrations over the years. <p?Email us or call the farm at 774-251-1869 to get details and make arrangements

Student Opportunities

Earn Community Credit at the farm. Work with the animals, help with maintenance or festivals or school visits. For details, email us or call the farm at 774-251-1869.

Earn Community Credit at Taylor-Bray Farm. Opportunities abound to work with the animals, help with farm maintenance or farm festivals and assist with school or camp visits. For more information email us or call the farm at 774-251-1869.
Seasons at the Farm

Read the latest edition of the farm newsletter.
Seasons at the Farm. (PDF document)

"I've lived here my whole life and had never been to the farm. I am kicking myself for it now!"

Whether you are a Cape Cod native, a wash-ashore or are vacationing on the Cape, a visit to Taylor-Bray Farm is well worthwhile. The Farm has been here since the days of the Plymouth Colony so needless to say, there is history here. But that's not all, take a look around; there's a lot to see and do

Tour the Farm

Samuel Taylor Farmhouse c1783

The house was built by Samuel Taylor shortly after he returned from service in the Revolutionary War. The house has been renovated and is furnished with period pieces. The summer kitchen has a rotating display of farm related items including a portion of the Bray Brothers Collection.

The Herb Garden

Colonial households kept herb gardens to provide ingredients for cooking, medicinal use and for general housekeeping.

Black Flats Marsh & Boardwalk

Walk out the boardwalk at the farm. The view you will see is largely what Richard and Ruth Taylor saw when they came to this then isolated place in 1639. The Chapin Beach dunes are to the west and beyond them, Cape Cod Bay. The Town of Dennis, once part of Yarmouth, is on the far side of Chase Garden Creek running through the marsh.

The Animals

From its earliest days, the Farm has been home to a variety of animals and livestock. We don’t know what livestock the early Taylors or George and Willie Bray kept when they lived on the Farm. We do know Robert Williams raised prize winning sheep and, at one point, pigs were raised. We have our own livestock now.

So come say hello to them.

c1640 House Site

The original Taylor house was an “earthfast” (post in ground) hall and parlor house about 27′ by 18′ with a later 18th century addition. The hall, the larger room with the hearth, was the heart of home activity and the only heated space, while the smaller parlor was a reserved for adults. Children would have slept in the unfinished second floor.

Taylor-Bray Barn

The barn at Taylor-Bray Farm dates from the early 19th century with an extension added in the early 20th century. The barn served the Taylors, the Bray Brothers and the Williams and Karas families well. It has been a focal point of the farm’s festivals for more than 20 years. But it has clearly suffered the ravages of 200 years of New England winters. Now, with grants from the Community Preservation Fund, the barn is being restored.

Community Garden

For information about the garden and reserving a plot, contact the Town of Yarmouth Senior Center, (508) 394-7606.

Start
Here

The Kiosk

Orient yourself to the farm using the map at the kiosk adjacent to the parking area. Read a brief history of the farm and learn about the major events of the farm year. See how you can become a part of the farm and contribute to its continued presence in the community

Volunteering & Support

Taylor-Bray Farm depends on interested individuals for financial support and to perform needed work at the Farm. The out buildings, grounds and animals are maintained and cared for entirely by volunteers. Please consider getting involved.

   

Blueberry Patch

Don McIntyre Trail

Come to the farm to enjoy the serenity of a quit walk through the woods along the Don McIntyre Trail. Enjoy a hayride along the trail during one of the farm festivals. When you do, think of Don. His efforts building the trail made the walks and hayrides possible.

Taylor-Bray Rock & Plaque

This large glacial erratic was probably a landmark to Native peoples long before Richard “Of the Rock” Taylor settled here. The “rock” moniker was used by Yarmouth residents to distinguish him form another Richard Taylor in town in the 17th century. At some point, the Bray Brothers attached a commemorative plaque to the rock.

Native American Presence

Native peoples were familiar with this area they called Hockanom, a name still in use today. Archaeological evidence collected over several seasons of fieldwork at the farm document a rich pre-colonial past ranging from 10,000 years ago to just before the Taylors settled on the land about 1639.

The Caretaker House

For may years, the caretakers for the farm have lived there. The house is currently being used by the Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association while the barn and office space there is being renovated.

Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association
P.O. Box 66
108 Bray Farm Road North
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

2024 Farmhouse Tour Schedule

Sunday March 17 – 1 to 3

Sunday April 21 – 1 to 3

Sunday May 19 – 1 to 3

Spring Festival:
June 15 – 11 to 3

Sunday July 14 – 1 to 3
Sunday July 21 – 1 to 3

Sunday August 11 – 1 to 3
Sunday August 18 – 1 to 3

Sunday September 15 – 1 to 3

Fall Festival:
Saturday October 12 – 11 to 3

Sunday November 17 – 1 to 3

Holiday Festival:
Saturday December 7 – 11 to 3
Sunday December 8 – 11 to 3