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The Hoxie House
18 Water Street, Sandwich Village
Take a trip back in time. The Hoxie House (circa
1640) reflects life in the town of Sandwich in the
17th-century. High on a bluff overlooking beautiful
Shawme Pond in its original location rests the
Hoxie House. The famous house was acquired by
the town of Sandwich and in 1959 was fully and
A brief, narrated, hands-on tour gives visitors a chance to experience the fun and hardships
of life in the 17th-century. Visitors learn unique facts about settlers’ life experiences,
including many which have found their way into modern times. Many present-day sayings,
including “daylight robbery,” “sleep tight,” “Tying the knot,” and “the upper crust,” have
their origins in 17th-century life.
Motor coach tours are welcome by appointment. Narrated tours are available to meet your
time scheduled. Parking is provided.
Hours of Operation: Closed for the 2021 season.
Wing Fort House
69 Spring Hill Rd, East Sandwich
(off Rte 6A ) • 508-833-1540
Originally built in 1641, Wing Fort House is the
oldest house in New England owned and occupied
continuously by one family. Stephen Wing, one of
the earliest settlers of Sandwich and son of the Reverend John Wing and Deborah Bachiler,
was the first to live here. Wing descendents made it their home for over three centuries.
Now restored, it is furnished almost entirely with Wing family antiques honoring different
periods of its long history. It was the private residence of Cora Wing until 1942.
The House is now a museum and shared with visitors by a dedicated caretaker-guide and
volunteer members of the Wing Family of America. Receiving no funds from state or
federal governments, the House is maintained solely by membership dues, visitor fees and
Hours of Operation: Check website for hours: wingfamily.org
Admission:Adults $3.00; Children (12 and under) $1.00
Off-season: Members may make special arrangements.