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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Hoxie House

It was an amazing time! The tour guides were so informative! The house is so unique and it really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B C
via mobile
deep dive into the 17th century

It is amazing that this house survives with so many historical details intact--fireplaces... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheBigSuitcase
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Salem MA
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing time! The tour guides were so informative! The house is so unique and it really makes you feel like you went back in time!

Thank B C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is amazing that this house survives with so many historical details intact--fireplaces, floorboards, doors. The loom is one of the two oldest known to exist in the USA. The knowledgeable, friendly guides bring the past to life in a tour that takes less than...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Built in about 1675, this building was once home to Rev. John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13 children. It is fun to tour and see how people lived back in the 17th century. The view of Shawme Pond next to the Hoxie House...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This should be a definite place to visit to see what life was like in 1630 in Cape Cod. It takes about an hour or less but it will be one of your favorite historical places... ever

1  Thank Yvonne A
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

The house was closed when we were there, but it was still worth it to walk around the exterior and see the shape of it. There is a view of the river and parking is limited.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Very good informative tour of very old house. Amazing it has survived! Well worth the stop. It takes less than an hour.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The Hoxie House is generally regarded as the oldest house on Cape Cod - 1675. The interior of the house contains a variety of common artifacts mostly from the period. For a modest admission of $4 two local ladies provided an interesting and informative narrative...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

The Hoxie House is the oldest house on Cape Cod and one of the oldest surviving houses in Massachusetts. Located at 18 Water Street on Shawme Pond, about a quarter-mile from the center of Sandwich, the saltbox house was built in the mid-17th century and...More

2  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon this place after arriving in Sandwich for a day trip. We were pleasantly surprised by the condition of the house and how lovely and knowledgeable the tour guides were. I would highly recommend a visit if you're in the...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

This was a very pleasant visit to a period house from the late 1600s. There were 2 tour guides who also covered an overview of the period to give you an idea of life at that time. you get to see the typical kitchen, living...More

Thank FrancisFern
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Brenda R
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