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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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Cool historical house

Very cool historical house, definitely worth the visit. They have a couple of very nice volunteers manning the house and more than willing to show you around and tell you about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Adam T
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool historical house, definitely worth the visit. They have a couple of very nice volunteers manning the house and more than willing to show you around and tell you about it. There are some very cool things, including a loom that was apparently rescued from a wood heap trash pile.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating visit into the physical and linguistic past. The two guides were extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house and the period (just years after the Pilgrims, or the 'Newcomers' as they called themselves arrived in 1620) but also could explain our linguistic development to modern American English by showing us objects: pop goes the weasel, dead as a... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brief, narrated tour of the Hoxie House in Sandwich, Massachutsetts gives visitors a chance to experience the fun and hardships of life in the 17th century. The oldest house on Cape Cod dates back to circa 1640. The two ladies who conduct the tour are knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. Surprisingly, many present day sayings have their origins in 17th... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given it's the oldest intact house on the Cape, its worth visiting. I visited it off hours and don't really think I needed to come back for the tour. The tour is longer and the pace for younger people is way to slow. I was in a time constraint and stayed for 45 minutes. I was told the tour runs... More 

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marlton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two ladies who were the tour guides were great. They explained how certain sayings came about, the history of the house and its occupants, as well as showing us different articles used hundreds of years ago. Well worth the visit.

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick stop but very very interesting, tour guides were volunteers who were very knowledgeable about the history and enjoyed telling about it, really makes you appreciate how hard life was then (and how relatively it is easy now!), definitely worth visiting.

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Alma, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The interpretive guides were very informative and took their time. Their anecdotal comments filled in the gaps of the history books. If you happen to be the last ones of the day they take extra time with you. Well recommended !

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

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