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Hoxie House

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Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-1173

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

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The house is wonderful but the ladies there are great relating the history of the house.

Interesting little house that has survived all these years. The stories told by the ladies help to paint a picture of what life was like back then. Very interesting oh and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting little house that has survived all these years. The stories told by the ladies help to paint a picture of what life was like back then. Very interesting oh and you will also learn about many of our popular sayings and how they originated. Do stop by in those few minutes you will not only learn a lot but... More 

Thank Brownstone76
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got so much more than expected. The tour guides are really knowledgeable. It was really interesting to hear the history and they threw in many phrases in a way that you got to understand where it had come from. Though that may be lost on some younger visitors, we were with a family that had three children and they... More 

Thank alizab613
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Hoxie House at the end of our day in Sandwich, and we were greeted by two lovely women. They each gave us a tour of one room in the modest, somewhat small house. Both women had plenty of information to share and they even had a sheet with all of the phrases that we use in the... More 

Thank Solenne W
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon a most interesting experience. We took a tour of the Hoxie House for only $5. It's a small house built in the 1700's. Shirley Morse and Eileen Burns both gave us a wealth of information about life back in the 1700's. They wove into the presentation about 20 expressions from that time that are still in daily... More 

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The two ladies giving the tag team tour made for a very entertaining 45min. Wether you live here in New England or are visiting this is an incredibly well preserved 1675 era home. Well worth the four dollar admission price. With the home furnished with artifacts donated or on loan, you get an authentic feel for the "first period".

Thank Jnietupski3
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank LoveEurope411
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank eileenb423
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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.

Thank Devorah K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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.

Thank Carla Z
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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