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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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  • Learn how a family lived in the 1600's. A small house, a short tour (15minutes). It's interesting and fun. Good for adults and children.  more »
  • Apparently, the Hoxie House is open on a very limited basis. It was closed during our recent visit just prior to Memorial Day weekend.  more »
  • Small but with lovely views across the pond. It's not open outside the summer season. I cannot imagine it would take long to visit - we were there before Memorial Day.  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.
  • 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.
  • The guides are all very friendly and knowledgable with some great stories about the origin of phrases that we use in day to day life.