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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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Description: Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.

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Knowledgeable guides and tons of interesting historical facts

A must see your when you are in Sandwich MA. One of the best tours I have taken for several years. Can take pictures and even touch some of the artifacts. Plan a trip here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must see your when you are in Sandwich MA. One of the best tours I have taken for several years. Can take pictures and even touch some of the artifacts. Plan a trip here.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

it was a rainy day but we made the most of it. my kids were very shocked to learn the way kids lived and the things that they had to do at early ages.

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Charlie and Eileen brought to life the details and nuances of life at Hoxie House during the 17th - 20th centuries. We learned so much!

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Meriden, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My sister and I stopped here for the tour of Hoxie House. We were fascinated with the history, and the docents' encyclopedic knowledge of all the daily realities, hardships and customs of days gone by. The house has been lovingly restored (it was actually a home until the '50s, when it was considered just an old run down shack with... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Take the tour, feel the history. It leaves you knowing more about old sandwich town. Walk downtown enjoy the sites and grab lunch.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very nice walk along the beach and across wetlands. After leaving the beach you walk through very nice neighborhoods and to the Canal. Leaves you near a number of restaurants.

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's always great to learn more about the early days in New England, and this home and the short tour gave us some things to think about. The tour guides were friendly and seemed to enjoy the reactions of the visitors as they explained how many of the contents of the home were involved in some of the common sayings... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were met at the door and were guided through some history of real people. The guides were friendly, helpful and charming.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I stopped in to see what the house was about and was warmly greeted by the friendliest, funniest tour guides, Ilene and Terry. They were both so interesting, made the tour delightful and far more enriching than it would've been with someone else. I learned so much about what life was like in the 1600's (wouldn't want to go there... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I am a docent at a historic home in Boston and had recently been on a tour of the Pierce House in Dorchester, a First Period home from around the same time as Hoxie House. While Hoxie House has some amazing features and details (esp the one original leaded glass window, on display), the tour guides were very focused on... More 

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