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The Paper House

52 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Rockport
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Dutchess County NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Looking for something different? Visit this small house made completly out of paper. You can find the location on Rockport/Cape Ann tourist map. It is located on a side street, Curtis St to Pigeon Hill- off of 127/Granite St--across from Pigeon Cove. Blink you may miss it. Donations accepted. Literature/history available. Amazing what was made. Combine this destination with a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Don't miss this unusual cabin in which all of the walls and furnishings are made completely of rolled newspapers and magazines. I take every Cape Ann visitor to see this, no matter what age or gender they are. This quirky and amazing house is open admission, but consider putting a donation in the box.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

The Paper House is difficult to find but interesting if you are into travel oddities, otherwise it may seem like a waste of your time. I went with my three year old, and we spent less than ten minutes in the house. I'm glad I only had to pay the $2 for me. I would not have been willing to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We went here on the suggestion of our B&B hostess. It is an unassuming litttle house in the middle of a residential street. I would suggest good map or GPS to find it. You park on the street and on the day we went there was a sign on the front door stating there was no guide and admission that... More

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This was a fun, short, cheap attraction. It only cost $1.50 per person. It was a rainy day so this was something interesting to look at for a few minutes.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Don't go to this! Some guy who had way too much time in the 20's just glued some paper to some household items. The floor, celing, and supports are all made of wood. Most of the furniture is just covered with rolls of paper. There is like two chairs made of rolled up paper in two tiny one-story rooms. Don't... More

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Newport, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

We were looking for something fun, so my boyfriend came up with the Paper House in Pigeon Cove, MA. It was tough to find, and worth every minute of the hunt. This cool little summer house is tucked away on a rural residential street. It was built in the 1920's from a wooden frame, and ...Paper, lots and lots of... More

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