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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Great visitt on a rainy day

We enjoyed visiting the oldest house on Cape Cod. It was a rainy dreary day, and the 2 women... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Marcy F
via mobile
Check the Hours in the Sandwich Guidebook

After six years of trying to get into this place, because of the limited hours, I finally made it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Amanda M
Portage, Wisconsin
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the oldest house on Cape Cod. It was a rainy dreary day, and the 2 women running the tour were so knowledgeable about the history of the area and the people. My husband and son and I left with a better understanding...More

Thank Marcy F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After six years of trying to get into this place, because of the limited hours, I finally made it on a very rainy Sunday afternoon. The inside is beautifully restored and there were two docents who tag-teamed a guided tour. I have to say, maybe,...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Hoxie House is in beautiful condition. It has been restored and preserved in a wonderfully simple manner. Everything in the house including the floors is either original or period. They have done a great job with it. The two guides were excellent. Very personable...More

1  Thank DKSonic6
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Two very knowledgeable guides offered a very interesting and comprehensive tour of this very important home. Don't let the impatient review from one person who seemed to think she knows it all dissuade you from taking this in. Worth the cost of admission and your...More

1  Thank Frederick B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 17 September 2016 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...More

3  Thank carole g
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank dcareypa
Reviewed 5 September 2016 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...More

1  Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 31 August 2016

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.

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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.

Thank bryan1232014
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Brenda R
12 October 2017|
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Response from Kathrine2100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a few dollers