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It is a very nice tour, well worth the $4.00. It’s a charming saltbox house that sits on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan B
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Historical Treasure!

The minute we walked into the Hoxie House we got a feeling of its age and its importance. It is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
State College
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice tour, well worth the $4.00. It’s a charming saltbox house that sits on a beautiful pond in the center of the town of Sandwich, next to the Mill. The primitive house has pumpkin pine moldings, wide pine flooring, decorated with...More

2  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The minute we walked into the Hoxie House we got a feeling of its age and its importance. It is hard to imagine how many generations have lived there, and how it could have could have survived for centuries in such a good condition. There...More

Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A wonderful insight into the early settlers’ period and life in Puritan Massachusetts. Never knew where so many of our common place sayings came from until today. Learned a lot, but be prepared for a fairly lengthy tour - allow 1 hr minimum.

Thank Cate Q
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I learned a lot about the lifestyle of these residents of the Hoxie house. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and enthused. It was longer than we anticipated, however. A little less detail would have been preferable for us.

Thank Marijayne
Reviewed 26 September 2018

It was miserable weather and our whale-watching trip had been cancelled, so we had a day in Sandwich that we had not been expecting. It is a charming, friendly and fascinating little town, full of history. The beautifully-kept houses have plaques on the outside with...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Hoxie House to visit the oldest saltbox house in Sandwich. The extremely knowledgeable docents shared the information about the house and its contents from the construction of the house to the use of the contents. An amazing tour not to be missed.

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Take some time to visit this home. It sits on such a lovely setting, and the docents were so knowledgeable and nice. So well preserved.

Thank lambs1
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I brought friends who are history buffs. First we visited the Quaker Meetinghouse, studying the gravestones and then we headed to Hoxie House. It was the perfect history afternoon. I've been on the tour before and I learned many new things. Grace and Chip were...More

3  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I didn't go to Hoxie House with any particular enthusiasm. I was "tagging along", We walked in as the first part part of the presentation was underway. I was engaged quickly. The presenter, Shirley, was well-versed in the history of the house and of everyday...More

1  Thank rosenfeldsa
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very good tour guides, including Chip. Well worth your time. The town decided in the 1950s to restore this house that has last of its kind features.

1  Thank Nadine W
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