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Hoxie House, Sandwich

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Take a trip back in time at Hoxie House, one of the oldest houses in New England. Built in the mid-17th century, this traditional saltbox house belonged in turn to a separatist reverend and a 19th-century whaling captain. Restored and furnished to reflect early colonial architecture, the house features a long, steeply pitched roof and wooden shingle facade, with two stories in the front and one in the back. Examine the hearth with rustic traditional cooking tools and enter a bedroom covered with rugs. Examine the old timber frame construction with hallmark gunstock posts, pumpkin pine beams, and wide floorboards. Make Hoxie House part of your personalized Sandwich itinerary using our Sandwich holiday builder site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Very good informative tour of very old house. Amazing it has survived! Well worth the stop. It takes less than an hour.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • September 18, 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, th...  more »
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  • April 14, 2017
    Visited this amazing house a couple years ago and loved the entire experience. It's a rare example of a primitive village home on a beautiful site overlooking a mill pond with gristmill. If you love American colonial history this puts you there complete with all the features and feelings of life at that time. The "tour" guide was very informative.
  • June 22, 2017
    Small museum for great insight to 17th century housing. Good for 30-45 minutes with some neat furniture and period furnishings. Small donation to enter. Tickets can also be bought that give access to the grist mill that is a 2 minute walk down the street.
  • January 3, 2017
    Absolutely wonderful experience, especially if you're into history and understanding how our forebears lived. PROS: The tour guides are wonderful, both knowledgeable and entertaining. Don't miss the "carved art" chains! CONS: Really no cons, I just wish I could see what's in that back room and also climb up into the attic!
  • January 21, 2017
    I love history, especially when it collides with it being mine. It was closed, as is most everything in January. I am looking forward to visiting when it's open.
  • February 3, 2017
    Closed for the season when we visited, but it's an awesome historic building.

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