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The Paper House

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Address: 52 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Never seen anything like it

Never seen a house furnished and even sometimes composed of varnished/shellacked paper, from the chairs to the mantle to the walls. Utterly odd and fascinating.

Reviewed 13 September 2016
JamyMadeja
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Kendall, New York
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that if you're not interested in history, you may not enjoy. But, my friend and I love history so this was a fun stop on our travels through the area. It's on a residential street, and there are signs, although it's easy to head down a wrong street (at the fork, it would be... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a hidden point of interest. Hard to find, but very unique. Most people in Massachusetts probably never heard of it. Worth a visit if you are in Rockport.

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1 Thank rand99
Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I think I was expecting more so don't be disappointed with this one. It is a unique house made of paper as are the components inside but it is a very small house that takes all of about 10 minutes to enjoy. There is a fee to see the house but it is on the honor system and the drop... More 

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3 Thank mymonkeybug
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Never seen a house furnished and even sometimes composed of varnished/shellacked paper, from the chairs to the mantle to the walls. Utterly odd and fascinating.

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2 Thank JamyMadeja
North Adams, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

One of the Seven Wonders of Cape Ann. The entire house, including furniture, is made of vintage, varnished newspapers. The house is off the road in a quiet neighborhood.

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1 Thank Gonzology
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The directions to the place were sketchy so it took a while to find it. The history is interesting but not really worth the trip. It literally took only a few minutes to view it and there is no one present to ask questions. There is a mailbox to pay a fee on the honor system.

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2 Thank Janice D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been coming to Rockport for over 30 years and only just recently went inside the Paper House in Pigeon Cove. I'd driven by it many times but when my brother was visiting from Florida that we decided to go and visit. What a joyous time! The Paper House is unlocked and self-tourable. There are notes as to where to... More 

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1 Thank CGARDNERBOSTON
Conway, South Carolina
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped by this local Rockport attraction. It was on the edge of town but easy to find. One of the most unique structures that I have ever seen. I definitely recommended stopping by.

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1 Thank Riverlife_90
Laurel, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is an interesting place but it's a very quick walk-through, no one to answer any questions. We had a hard time finding it. There is limited signage especially coming from the north. Honor system payment.

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2 Thank 3MaryF29
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a fun little stop. We were only staying a mile away, and found this on the web before we left home. It is an honor system nominal fee. With the exception of the beam supports, fireplace bricks and the roof shingles, this home, and its furnishings are made entirely out of newspapers. The ingenuity and patience it took... More 

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2 Thank PATravelingGal89

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