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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-1173
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Sandwich
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

The Hoxie house is so well preserved and original it is amazing. The location is beautiful, bring a picnic lunch and look out on the water beliw. The docents are friendly and well informed. It was probably the most interesting house tour I have ever been on and I've been on hundreds! The docents gave interesting facts about each and... More

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you would like a solid historical picture of living in 1700 plan a visit to the Hoxie House. The guides were well informed and while the house is not large you can experience daily life of that time period.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a well preserved piece of history. Much of the timber in the building is original, and many of the pieces of furniture and artefacts are original. The two ladies who showed us around we're very nice and very knowledgeable. They were able to explain how many of the utensils and artefacts were used. This is truly a step... More

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