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Hoxie House

Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Oldest existing home on Cape Cod

Built in about 1675, this building was once home to Rev. John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
waggonerj
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
What a perfect way to see 17th Century Cape Cod

This should be a definite place to visit to see what life was like in 1630 in Cape Cod. It takes... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Yvonne A
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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Reviewed 14 January 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 21 October 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 13 October 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 4 October 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 23 September 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

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Reviewed 19 September 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

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 18 September 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

Thank Vero87h
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Reviewed 18 September 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

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy day and we decided to use the time and visit the Hoxie House. We were pleasantly surprised at the fascinating tour that the volunteers gave us. A wealth of information from that time period with lots of interesting stories where some...More

Thank Kathrine2100
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Well not in this house but in the time period. I learned so much going through this small house and saw things I had never seen before in the many historic sites I've visited. I won't tell you all the saying's origins I learned here....More

1  Thank LMFMarlboro
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Brenda R
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