Willowdale Estate

24 Asbury Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Willowdale Estate is an Arts and Crafts Stone Mansion; our property today is about 4 acres of the 720-acre Bradley Palmer State Park.

 In 1901 construction of the mansion was under way with owner Bradley Palmer and architect Cummings. The home was host of many grand parties with guests such as president Taft, Prince of Wales and General Patton—whose family still owns and operates The Green Meadows farm down the road. A born preservationist and equestrian Bradley Palmer was committed to nature and conservation which is partly why in 1944 upon his death he left the Mansion and Land to the State to be turned into a park for all to enjoy!

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead