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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-1173
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took my girlfriend's parents to see the Hoxie House, although it was fun and interesting i couldn't help but think it would be hard sell for any kids. The old house really is fascinating and in a beautiful spot but the guides are what really sell the experience. They do a great job of delivering a fun commentary on what... More

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Alexandria, VA
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332 reviews 332 reviews
146 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A beautful small house from the early days of Sandwich set right in the middle of town near the pond, Hoxie is a delight to the eyes. It highlights the importance of a dedicated group of preservationists to maintaining historic buildings for the enjoyment of a contemporary generation. The short tour literally opens the door to a much simpler life... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visit family on Cape Cod every other year, and each time more memories are made. The Hoxie House has been one of my favorites for a number of years as a dear friend is a Hoxie descendent. To hear about the things that went on during the time the 11 children, and other family members who lived there is... More

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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Hoxie House was originally built in 1637 on this site to house a family of many children. Situated on Shawme Lake, high enough so that the flooded lake wouldn't take the house, it is easy to find: on Rte 130 about 1/2 mi S of the Grist Mill. It is filled with antiques of the period, that have been... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was our first stop on our visit to Cape Cod. This house has some pretty interesting history behind it. You are able to explore both floors of the house. We found both tour guides to be very enthusiastic about the history of this place and that made the experience very good! It's not a huge place, but still potentially... More

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Warwick, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We visited this place on our tour of Sandwich. You can have a guided tour by a nice lady who greets you at the door (for $3 if I remember correctly) or you can tour the house yourself for free. I didn't have time for a tour and walked around by myself just admiring the surroundings. It smelled very old,... More

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Sandwich, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Hoxie house was built in 1675 for the Rev. John Smith. It's a fascinating house, open in season and well worth the visit. If you want to see the oldest house on Cape Cod, go to the Wing Fort House, also in Sandwich. It's every bit as interesting.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This house is a wonderful piece of history. One of the oldest saltbox houses on the cape. The guides are very knowledgable and are good story tellers. Pay attention to the amazing wide plank floors, the loft where all the girls slept and the giant fireplace which was the heart of the home.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

There may not be a lot to see in this small house, but the information offered during the tour was wonderful and quite informative. It brought history to life. I highly recommend it, especially to history buffs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Its name hooks you into wanting to find out more. It's a small & perfectly formed 1600s house - full of authentic 1600s furnishings & artefacts. I was impressed by the original 1600s wooden loom. In all my travels, I've never seen one before.... The guides are cheerful & well-informed & take you around the downstairs level in a talk... More

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