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Hoxie House

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

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Small, but fascinating!!

Visited this house in September 2015 for the third or fourth time. It's small, but the staff make it really come alive and you come away feeling you've visited the past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Diane G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Visited this house in September 2015 for the third or fourth time. It's small, but the staff make it really come alive and you come away feeling you've visited the past. Strongly recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Diane G
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Oldest house in Cape Cod - definitely a historical landmark near the Grist Mill and Christopher Wren church. Not open to look inside when we were there.

Thank Amylou62
Groton, New York
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was our second visit here. It is a house full of history, with 2 very knowledgeable guides to take you through it. Learn the history behind sayings we still use today, and learn how people lived back in the 1600s. It is well worth the nominal cost. The guides take their time explaining things in the house, and also... More 

Thank ladyofgrammar
Upstate NY
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91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We truly enjoyed our visit to Hoxie House, a restored, authentic Colonial house in lovely Sandwich. The guides were very knowledgable and helpful. The house is a typical saltbox of its time and place and is nicely furnished with antiques. Howie House is well worth a visit for all old house lovers and anyone interested in history. Also, be sure... More 

Thank MarthaJulia
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Highlight of my visit to Sandwich, both tour guides were phenomenal in presenting history in an entertaining way. Great experience for all ages.

Thank scottmw2001
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Great site for history buffs. The guides were very knowledgeable and interesting. They explained all the items and devices in the house and explained where many of our common phrases stem from. Very enjoyable tour.

Thank Pat F
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice staff and very informative!...Will stop again on next visit!...Very reasonable cost ,also.

Thank edsel52
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting old homes and getting a chance to see how people use to live. The Hoxie House is a wonderful way to spend an hour or so of your time getting to do just that. The guides were wonderful in explaining the history of the house and the use of all of the artifacts that are present. Just... More 

Thank Cathy V
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The oldest house on the Cape is worth the visit. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and they gave a detailed tour! So much that I never learned in history class. The artifacts and furniture are thoroughly explained by the docents. This is a little trek from the town if you are walking but well worth the visit! Be sure... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with many interesting details about the house and the times. It was thoroughly enjoyable and we will certainly recommend the tour of Hoxie House to our friends. Debbie from Norrwood, MA. Officer of the Norwood HIstorical Society at the F. Holland Day House.

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