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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Really old house returned to original

You can walk through and you'll see some neat stuff and be out of there in 10-15 minutes. OR, you... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Austin720
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Austin,tx
Great visitt on a rainy day

We enjoyed visiting the oldest house on Cape Cod. It was a rainy dreary day, and the 2 women... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Marcy F
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can walk through and you'll see some neat stuff and be out of there in 10-15 minutes. OR, you can engage the docents and learn a lot about life in this 1600's home and the area. We chose the latter. We learned the history,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the oldest house on Cape Cod. It was a rainy dreary day, and the 2 women running the tour were so knowledgeable about the history of the area and the people. My husband and son and I left with a better understanding...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

After six years of trying to get into this place, because of the limited hours, I finally made it on a very rainy Sunday afternoon. The inside is beautifully restored and there were two docents who tag-teamed a guided tour. I have to say, maybe,...More

1  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Hoxie House is in beautiful condition. It has been restored and preserved in a wonderfully simple manner. Everything in the house including the floors is either original or period. They have done a great job with it. The two guides were excellent. Very personable...More

1  Thank DKSonic6
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Two very knowledgeable guides offered a very interesting and comprehensive tour of this very important home. Don't let the impatient review from one person who seemed to think she knows it all dissuade you from taking this in. Worth the cost of admission and your...More

1  Thank Frederick B
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very cool historical house, definitely worth the visit. They have a couple of very nice volunteers manning the house and more than willing to show you around and tell you about it. There are some very cool things, including a loom that was apparently rescued...More

1  Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fascinating visit into the physical and linguistic past. The two guides were extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house and the period (just years after the Pilgrims, or the 'Newcomers' as they called themselves arrived in 1620) but also could explain our linguistic development...More

3  Thank carole g
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A brief, narrated tour of the Hoxie House in Sandwich, Massachutsetts gives visitors a chance to experience the fun and hardships of life in the 17th century. The oldest house on Cape Cod dates back to circa 1640. The two ladies who conduct the tour...More

1  Thank dcareypa
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Given it's the oldest intact house on the Cape, its worth visiting. I visited it off hours and don't really think I needed to come back for the tour. The tour is longer and the pace for younger people is way to slow. I was...More

1  Thank brittany z z
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The two ladies who were the tour guides were great. They explained how certain sayings came about, the history of the house and its occupants, as well as showing us different articles used hundreds of years ago. Well worth the visit.

Thank Connie F
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