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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Ranked #5 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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Kansas City, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I think they charged us four dollars each to tour the home and grounds. The guides were fantastic, very friendly and informative. One of the best historical sights during our tour of cape Cod.

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Nova Scotia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We arrived after doing a bunch of other spots and so the staff here gave us a special tour as they really should have been closing. As I am a descendant of both the Smith's and the Hoxie's I really appreciated the effort. This is a well kept home and the staff knows their stuff. Great example of late 1600's... More

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been wanting to visit this place for a few years & I finally did today! My mother & I walked in and a tour was in progress, so we joined in & learned a lot! When the tour was finished, the other guide gave us the part of the tour we missed! It was so informative, fun, & interesting.... More

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Litchfield, NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We read online that it was $1.50 per person to walk through the house. When we arrived we were greeeted by a sign stating it was $4.00 per person. Out group of 11 left and didn't go inside. Not sure why it is so expensive to walk through a small old house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wow, the way these people used to live leaves me with such admiration. Myself and the wife are considered old souls to begin with. Her and I could live that way in this day and era! I have always been told that my soul is very old, which would explain such an attraction to these places. My wife and I... More

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Kent, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our family with two 12 year olds spent 2 weeks in New England. After visiting many historic sites, the interesting and personal tour at Hoxie House was a delightful surprise!!! Our whole family enjoyed it! Take time to visit with the tour guide volunteers and you'll learn a lot!!

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Butler, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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