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Address: 52 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA
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Very interesting structure!

Interesting place! How does it stay intact through all the New England weather? It is on a side street off Rt 127, but once you find it you'll be amazed that it sits in an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2012
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Paper House is two rooms with furniture covered or built from news papers. The walls of the house were also built with newspapers. It's a 10 minute side trip on the way to Halibut Park but the fascination is short lived.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Interesting place! How does it stay intact through all the New England weather? It is on a side street off Rt 127, but once you find it you'll be amazed that it sits in an ordinary neighborhood.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I don't think something like this exists anywhere else. It is a small, 83 year old house built out of rolled paper (newspaper, etc). Tricky to find.

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Boonsboro, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I visited this house with my 4 children 19 years ago. It was fascinating to them then and they still talk about it. It fueled a "you can make anything" feeling in them that they carry to this day. It's not flashy, it's not "big", but it's worth the visit. 19 years ago, we stumbled upon it, and are still... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We took quite a while to find this house as it is not signposted and it is in the middle of loads of other houses and to be honest looks just like them. It is not welcoming and we would not have even noticed it if it did not have a sign outside! Don't waste your time!

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BBQ Creek, NC
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Not a headliner, but interesting drive through the neighbor hoods and visit to a quirky place. No attendants. Used the honor system to pay for our visit & cards, and made sure to flip the lights off as the sign requested when we left. Hard to imagine someone taking the time to cover the house and major furniture items with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Admission $2 for adults (honors system) was worth the time finding.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I have never seen a piano made out of tightly rolled newspapers, have you? well all of the furniture and the Paper House are made entirely from newspapers where you can see historical headlines from the first half of the last century.It's inexpensive to visit and something not to miss.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

One of a kind, must see. Self guided tour, so take your time. Many interesting pieces to observe inside the house.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The House is Amazing! You set your own pace as you come upon this gem,and stroll about the place in awe of the time and patience that was utilized by the creators. It is awe-inspiring to view the beauty of newspaper and magazines cut ,woven used to build. Recycle,re-use,re-purpose,thank you Rockport.

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