Want to know about life in the colonies in the early 1700's? This place is amazing and informative. Many Sandwich families hail from the Hoxie line, and this is the family homestead.
I happened upon this site during an open tour day and stopped for a visit. What a wonderful experience. The guide was a member of the local historical society and she was entertaining and informative. An hour long experience filled with stories and amusing glimpses into society and values of the time (not so different from ours!) I always remembered... More
Was not open when we visited, but you could walk around the house and see the grounds. This is an easy walk from the Sandwich Glass Museum.
The Hoxie House is a great example of early US history and architecture. What really made this interesting though is not the house itself, but the tour given by the two guides, who made the history come alive by tying things back to modern life! This attraction is closed for the rest of 2012 (as of Oct. 8), so we're... More
We visited the oldest salt box example of architecture in Ma. It was so interesting but also fun.The guides were very good. One in particular. I believe her name was Eileen. It was the last tour of the day, yet she was energetic, enthusiastic, and funny. She made the story of the pilgrims and the harshness of their lives real... More
The day we visited there were 2 ladies who did such a great job of explaining not only the history of the house but all the various tools and implements that were used in the house. They also were able to explain how some of the sayings that we use today and actually historic and do have a meaning that... More
The head docent, Eileen was great. If you go make sure she is working that day. Very informative and funny. Great to see how they lived in those days. The house is great and things that are still in there are wonderful to see. The old sayings are great. Would recommend this to everyone even children.
I have visited the Hoxie House twice in 5 years. It is worth revisiting! The Museum Staff are gems themselves. The history of the house spans many centuries so one may truly envision what life was like in the original colonies, leading up to our becoming the United States of America. As a Massachusetts resident, the Hoxie House makes me... More
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