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“Very informative” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hoxie House

Hoxie House
Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-1173
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Ranked #8 of 23 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Want to know about life in the colonies in the early 1700's? This place is amazing and informative. Many Sandwich families hail from the Hoxie line, and this is the family homestead.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“fascinating insight into New England society”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I happened upon this site during an open tour day and stopped for a visit. What a wonderful experience. The guide was a member of the local historical society and she was entertaining and informative. An hour long experience filled with stories and amusing glimpses into society and values of the time (not so different from ours!) I always remembered this experience and comment every time I pass the place. Worth the visit!

Visited July 2012
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Fairview, Tennessee
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Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Oldest house on the Cape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Was not open when we visited, but you could walk around the house and see the grounds. This is an easy walk from the Sandwich Glass Museum.

Visited October 2012
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Baldwinville
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“very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I always take my children to a educational place on every vacation and this has to be one of my favorite places that I took them. Well worth a visit if you like history.

Visited October 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“The guides made it come alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Hoxie House is a great example of early US history and architecture. What really made this interesting though is not the house itself, but the tour given by the two guides, who made the history come alive by tying things back to modern life! This attraction is closed for the rest of 2012 (as of Oct. 8), so we're glad we managed to get it in! Get the $6 tickets and see the old mill a few blocks away at the same time.

Visited October 2012
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