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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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This tour is for everyone.

I brought friends who are history buffs. First we visited the Quaker Meetinghouse, studying the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa L
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Burlington, Vermont
Personalizing history and "making it real"

I didn't go to Hoxie House with any particular enthusiasm. I was "tagging along", We walked in as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rosenfeldsa
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old house” (7 reviews)
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Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very affordable admission to this attraction, sitting on its own little hillock overlooking a private pond. The two docent/volunteers on duty today were extremely knowledgeable and engaging storytellers. They provide a history of the house, as well as a thorough overview of what life would...More

3  Thank mangiotto1
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing time! The tour guides were so informative! The house is so unique and it really makes you feel like you went back in time!

Thank B C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

It is amazing that this house survives with so many historical details intact--fireplaces, floorboards, doors. The loom is one of the two oldest known to exist in the USA. The knowledgeable, friendly guides bring the past to life in a tour that takes less than...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Built in about 1675, this building was once home to Rev. John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13 children. It is fun to tour and see how people lived back in the 17th century. The view of Shawme Pond next to the Hoxie House...More

3  Thank waggonerj
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This should be a definite place to visit to see what life was like in 1630 in Cape Cod. It takes about an hour or less but it will be one of your favorite historical places... ever

2  Thank Yvonne A
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The house was closed when we were there, but it was still worth it to walk around the exterior and see the shape of it. There is a view of the river and parking is limited.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very good informative tour of very old house. Amazing it has survived! Well worth the stop. It takes less than an hour.

Thank Lola2104
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