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Hoxie House

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

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Closed but beautiful view

We visited the Cape in November not knowing that a majority of the sites would be closed this time of the year. When we arrived to the Hoxie House it was closed, but offered a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
aldavis73
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Galveston Island, Texas
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Galveston Island, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited the Cape in November not knowing that a majority of the sites would be closed this time of the year. When we arrived to the Hoxie House it was closed, but offered a beautiful view and great picture opportunities of the surrounding area. If we decide to make another trip to the area, we will plan to go... More 

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Schenectady
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The two lady docents made this visit a great experience. They were particularly good at engaging the children. We learned the origin of many common sayings, such as "mind your P's and Q's" which made the history come alive. The house is small, sparsely furnished, but you'll get a good description of the uses of the artifacts and history of... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A beautiful restored 17th century saltbox which is the oldest house in Sandwich. The docents were entertaining and informative about life in this time period. The explanation of the origin of many present day sayings was amusing. A very enjoyable and personal experience.

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St. Stephen, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A great experience to visit this historic site. The tour guides are excellent; very informative and interesting. You leave with a greater appreciate of what life was like for the earlier settlers.

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hoxie House is the oldest home in Sandwich. The docents are very knowledgeable on the history of the area and are personally interested in this home. They bring history to life with their knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is a very small building by today's standards, but it is a portal to the past. We stopped there one rainy dark day and expected to spend 15 minutes there. But over an hour later we were starting to leave. The two caretakers/translators/guides were very good and knew more than the talk that they had learned. We had many... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

An excellent guided tour by two volunteers with a deep and enthusiastic knowledge of the building,. Highly recommended and excellent value at $4 per head. Don't miss it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This house is a must-see stop on the route 6A experience. The location couldn’t have been better, with the substantial yard around the house and the water body in the backdrop. A full tour of the place takes approximately 40 minutes. Unfortunately, we only reached it with 15 minutes left till closing time. But the two docents who manage the... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Interesting and atmospheric house. Both guides were excellent volunteers. They were informative and fun in sharing the information about the house. Both obviously passionate about the history of the Hoxie House and Sandwich.

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Kansas City, MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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