Oscar Hammerstein’s Highland Farm in Doylestown Offers Tours After Property Preserved

Image via The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center.
The farm property was once owned by the musuem's namesake.

A historic estate in Bucks County is allowing visitors to partake in an immersive tour that details its part in American entertainment.

Recently, the Doylestown home of Broadway musical legend Oscar Hammerstein received a $500,000 posthumous gift that ensured the property will be purchased and preserved. Now, those in charge of the property are offering tours for those who want to see the home of the famed songwriter and lyricist.

“Forty-five minute tours include riveting stories about Hammerstein’s musical family, how his groundbreaking musicals forever changed the modern day book-musical, and additional insight into his contributions to society through his many humanitarian acts,” the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center said on social media.

Hammerstein lived at Highland Farm with his family for the last two decades of his life. The farm inspired him to create some of the best-known musicals of all time, including “The Sound of Music”“Carousel” and “The King and I”. It is also believed that he wrote the famous lyrics to “Oklahoma” at the property.

Learn more about the tours and the property at The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center.


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