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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. A visit to Hoxie House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sandwich holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We found the Hoxie house to be most interesting and the volunteers were well informed and very friendly.  more »
  • We visited this attraction & found our Tour Guides, Nancy & Shirley, were very knowledgeable as well as friendly. They took their time and answered all our questions which made for a fantastic tour.  more »
  • Great historical house, amazing amount of the structure is origonal (from 1640). The ladies giving the tour were so friendly, animated and knowledgeable, they shared all kinds of interesting things ab...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Closed for the season when we visited, but it's an awesome historic building.

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