Cape Cod Historic Places, Travel, Sandwich, MA
Cape Cod History, Sandwich
Other Pilgrims and their young adult offspring moved south and built one of the most picturesque and historic villages on Cape Cod, the town of Sandwich.
The Sandwich Glass Museum in the village center will provide the parking while you can walk to the 1637 Hoxie House, one of the oldest homesteads on Cape Cod and one of many antique Cape Cod homes open to visitors.
The classic, “Cape Cod Saltbox,” was the home of Minister John Smith and his wife and 13 children. Later in the 1850s, the house belonged to whaling Captain Abraham Hoxie and his heirs who lived in the house without electricity or indoor plumbing until the 1950s when the town bought the property and restored the house to its 17th century condition.
The docents demonstrate cooking on a colonial hearth and spinning fibers for clothing on the huge spinning wheel, creating fascinating glimpses into the life that a pilgrim family like the young Aldens might have lived.
From the Hoxie house you can walk to the water-driven grist mill of Thomas Dexter for a demonstration of the millwright’s trade in Colonial America. The gristmill operated from 1654 until 1881 as one of the most important buildings to the colonials, a place where they would have their corn ground into meal while they allotted a portion to the miller as his fee and where they exchanged gossip. Just outside pure water flows from a spring and folks from miles around come to fill their jugs.
Cape Cod Historic Places, Travel includes Sandwich, MA where Pilgrims and their young adult offspring built one of the most picturesque and historic villages on Cape Cod. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum and walk to the 1637 Hoxie House.
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Cape Cod Historic Hoxie House
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Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities.
Cape Air, a small commuter airlines serves Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston. Flights are also available from Providence and New Bedford. US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 south for 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or turn east to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Bus service to Cape Cod is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Bus Service and Logan Direct serve Hyannis.
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole Ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown, bikes allowed on board.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape which includes Falmouth and Mashpee.
\Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, Brewster and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Orleans, Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.