Highland Farm, in Doylestown, PA, is where the Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed. It is also where Oscar Hammerstein wrote the words and lyrics to some of the greatest musicals of all time, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King & I, Carousel and South Pacific. Finally, it is the place where Mr. Hammerstein mentored a young Stephen Sondheim, who said, “if Oscar had been an architect, I would have been an architect.” Collectively, Mr. Hammerstein and Mr. Sondheim are responsible for over 75 Academy, Tony and Grammy Awards, as well as Pulitzer Prizes, all of them directly traceable to Highland Farm.
During the last several years, Oscar Hammerstein’ Highland Farm, Inc., a recognized 501c3 charitable organization, has been working to rescue Highland Farm from a proposed subdivision.
We are optimistic that the struggle is nearing a positive conclusion and that there will be good news to share in the fall of 2016!
We will update this site as soon as the hoped for good news arrives. Please keep all your fingers and toes crossed!