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

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Wonderful Tour

We loved the tour. Both guides did an outstanding job of explaining and giving information about the house,families who lived there ,and the time period. At $4 for adults the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LoveEurope411
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the tour. Both guides did an outstanding job of explaining and giving information about the house,families who lived there ,and the time period. At $4 for adults the tour was worth the price.

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Thank LoveEurope411
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little tour of this historic house. The guides presented lots of information as well as the background to many time worn expressions....don't let the bed bugs bite!

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Thank eileenb423
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small house with a big history. The docents were knowledgable and welcoming. Even the setting on the pond, is inviting and tranquil.

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Thank Devorah K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped by on our way back to the campground, it was near sunset, we had a quick walk around the closed grounds. parking is limited.

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Thank Carla Z
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see!! The Hoxie House volunteers were extremely knowledgeable about the events and history at the time this house was occupied in the 1600's and the issues the residents faced on a daily basis. Thank you ladies!!.

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2 Thank deborahw20152015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an incredible time there. Would highly suggest a tour! There were two ladies there that showed us around and gave us the history and uses of everything in the house. They were very friendly and we just didn't want to leave!

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1 Thank Anna K
Franklin, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Admission is $4/person, $3 for kids 9-12 and free for 8 and under. Ask for the tour which is around 45 minutes-definitely worth it! The tour provided great, interesting information by two very sweet ladies. The kids especially liked hearing how popular sayings came about from this era (e.g., tie the knot, daylight robbery, dead as a doornail.) A great... More 

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3 Thank 11Animallover
Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Built sometime in the mid to late 17th century. The house is actually larger than I expected it to be. We were the only 2 people in the house, and one of the two people taking the money asked if we wanted to wait for a tour or just do it ourselves. We chose the DIY option but she ended... More 

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1 Thank K31thw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My Husband (ahhhh!) and I stopped by the Hoxie House this past weekend during our honeymoon! The tour guides were fantastic and hilarious! We learned so much about the local history and common phrases still heard today (like the origin of "It's raining cats and dogs!")!! Don't miss this tour in your trip! It was so worth it!

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Thank SKoumourdas222
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a small but very interesting house. The very knowledgeable people there were able to explain a great deal about how the previous owners lived and explain the purposes of the many artifacts. It would appeal to anyone interested in social history. We found it fascinating!

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