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Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-1173
Description: Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.

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Excellent little piece of history.

The reviewer that wrote "“A Poor Interpretation of a Historic House”" should have listened to the guide. I have been to Hoxie House on multiple occasions and find the info given... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I am a docent at a historic home in Boston and had recently been on a tour of the Pierce House in Dorchester, a First Period home from around the same time as Hoxie House. While Hoxie House has some amazing features and details (esp the one original leaded glass window, on display), the tour guides were very focused on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The reviewer that wrote "“A Poor Interpretation of a Historic House”" should have listened to the guide. I have been to Hoxie House on multiple occasions and find the info given consistent with historical reviews read.

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tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a quaint house but it was closed when I arrived on Sunday so I didn't get to see the interior. I did park in the parking lot and walked the grounds. It sits in a nice location overlooking the lake.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a tiny house (by our standards today), but it's filled with lots of history. There are two rooms downstairs, and one upstairs. Allow at least an hour for the guides to detail all of the history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My colleague and I have visited over 100 historic houses including over 40 First Period homes. We are both historians and museum professionals with interests and experience with architecture and material culture in the 17th century. We both agree that the Hoxie House has the worst interpretation of any historic house museum we have yet visited. The sheer volume of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I (from England) recently visited Hoxie House in Sandwich MA on Cape Cod. We were given a very informative guided tour by two very knowledgable ladies. The house and artefacts are steeped in history. Highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The staff is excellent, gave us detailed introduction of the historical details of the house. Amazing place to visit in this quiet Cape Cod town.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had a great tour of Hoxie House. our docents were Grace and Bob (if it was Bill my apologies). Did they know their stuff !!! It was so interesting learning about everyday life (the good, the bab, and the smelly) in 17th century Sandwich. I was especially surprised to learn about how the world treated children in the 17th century......great... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Hoxie House is an excellent historic structure built in 1675. It is one of the oldest houses on Cape Cod and one of the oldest remaining homes in Massachusetts. It is very unusual to have such a large home dating from the 1600's as the settlers then did not generally put so much of their resources into housing - they... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited the Cape in November not knowing that a majority of the sites would be closed this time of the year. When we arrived to the Hoxie House it was closed, but offered a beautiful view and great picture opportunities of the surrounding area. If we decide to make another trip to the area, we will plan to go... More 

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Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-1173
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich

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