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The Paper House

52 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Oddball attraction very worth a stop off.

Man spent 20 years collecting, rolling, and shellacking newspapers - then he constructed a house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frank R
Well, that was a first!

This is one of those places that if you're not interested in history, you may not enjoy. But, my... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Kendall, New York
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52 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Man spent 20 years collecting, rolling, and shellacking newspapers - then he constructed a house! You really have to see this to believe it. Inside is a grandfather clock, upright piano, and furniture all constructed from - you guessed it - newspaper.

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is one of those places that if you're not interested in history, you may not enjoy. But, my friend and I love history so this was a fun stop on our travels through the area. It's on a residential street, and there are signs,...More

1  Thank 1852house
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a hidden point of interest. Hard to find, but very unique. Most people in Massachusetts probably never heard of it. Worth a visit if you are in Rockport.

1  Thank rand99
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I think I was expecting more so don't be disappointed with this one. It is a unique house made of paper as are the components inside but it is a very small house that takes all of about 10 minutes to enjoy. There is a...More

3  Thank mymonkeybug
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Never seen a house furnished and even sometimes composed of varnished/shellacked paper, from the chairs to the mantle to the walls. Utterly odd and fascinating.

2  Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 5 September 2016

One of the Seven Wonders of Cape Ann. The entire house, including furniture, is made of vintage, varnished newspapers. The house is off the road in a quiet neighborhood.

1  Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The directions to the place were sketchy so it took a while to find it. The history is interesting but not really worth the trip. It literally took only a few minutes to view it and there is no one present to ask questions. There...More

2  Thank Janice D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been coming to Rockport for over 30 years and only just recently went inside the Paper House in Pigeon Cove. I'd driven by it many times but when my brother was visiting from Florida that we decided to go and visit. What a joyous...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stopped by this local Rockport attraction. It was on the edge of town but easy to find. One of the most unique structures that I have ever seen. I definitely recommended stopping by.

1  Thank Riverlife_90
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is an interesting place but it's a very quick walk-through, no one to answer any questions. We had a hard time finding it. There is limited signage especially coming from the north. Honor system payment.

2  Thank 3MaryF29
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