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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Ranked #4 of 16 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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Butler, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped to look at it. One of my friends wanted a pamphlet from inside the door before we decided to pay the price to go in. She was told she had to pay to STEP in the door! We lost interest with that. We took a few pictures and left.

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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The historic Hoxie house is small but full of the most interesting things. The two ladies who guide you around are very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Excellent value.

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Ithaca, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I stopped here on our honeymoon and were glad we did. The two women working at the time led a spirited tour of the house and explained everything in the house and what it was for. In addition to a fun tour, the guides were very accommodating for photos and information about the area.

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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

An inexpensive, beautiful must see. This sight was so incredible! I'm 16 and it kept my attention for sure! It's so nice to see such a cool part of history. The stories that we're told from the Hoxie House defiantly painted an interesting picture in my head (a good one). The staff defiantly loves their job and love sharing this... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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408 reviews 408 reviews
184 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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