North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Pausing on a bridge at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary, named for the state-designated Scenic River that winds along its northern boundary, serves as the base for South Shore Sanctuaries (which includes Daniel Webster and North Hill Marsh). Its fields, oak forest, and salt marsh attract a wide variety of birds and seals are often visible from the riverside platform. Programs and summer camp take place in and around the historic building.  

Location2000 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-837-9400
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; closed Sunday; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Safari Matinees

Saturday Safari Matinees (2-3 pm)

Finding bugs at Daniel Webster © Bruce Messinger
© Bruce Messinger

Enjoy free guided walks led by skilled naturalists every Saturday! View schedule >

Free Admission for Military Families

Free for Military Families

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Families of active-duty military personnel get free admission through Labor Day. More details >

School Programs

Programs for Schools

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Bring your students to North River, or have us visit your classroom! We offer a variety of fun nature-based programs for classes. Explore programs >

Join Mass Audubon

Join Mass Audubon

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs, camps, and gift shop purchases! Join today >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

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