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A hidden gem

Take some time to visit this home. It sits on such a lovely setting, and the docents were so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This tour is for everyone.

I brought friends who are history buffs. First we visited the Quaker Meetinghouse, studying the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Lisa L
Burlington, Vermont
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Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
+1 508-888-1173
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take some time to visit this home. It sits on such a lovely setting, and the docents were so knowledgeable and nice. So well preserved.

Thank lambs1
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I brought friends who are history buffs. First we visited the Quaker Meetinghouse, studying the gravestones and then we headed to Hoxie House. It was the perfect history afternoon. I've been on the tour before and I learned many new things. Grace and Chip were...More

3  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I didn't go to Hoxie House with any particular enthusiasm. I was "tagging along", We walked in as the first part part of the presentation was underway. I was engaged quickly. The presenter, Shirley, was well-versed in the history of the house and of everyday...More

1  Thank rosenfeldsa
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Very good tour guides, including Chip. Well worth your time. The town decided in the 1950s to restore this house that has last of its kind features.

1  Thank Nadine W
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Very affordable admission to this attraction, sitting on its own little hillock overlooking a private pond. The two docent/volunteers on duty today were extremely knowledgeable and engaging storytellers. They provide a history of the house, as well as a thorough overview of what life would...More

3  Thank mangiotto1
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing time! The tour guides were so informative! The house is so unique and it really makes you feel like you went back in time!

Thank B C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

It is amazing that this house survives with so many historical details intact--fireplaces, floorboards, doors. The loom is one of the two oldest known to exist in the USA. The knowledgeable, friendly guides bring the past to life in a tour that takes less than...More

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Reviewed January 14, 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

3  Thank waggonerj
Reviewed October 21, 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

2  Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed October 13, 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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Yes, a few dollers