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Hoxie House & Shawme Lake

Hoxie House
Brian Tarcy
Written by Brian Tarcy



SANDWICH – We can see why this was a prime Cape Cod real estate in 1675.

The simple, sturdy Hoxie House, which was built in 1675, is one of New England’s oldest houses. That alone makes it an attraction. There are apparently tours in the summer.

But in mid January, it was closed up so we toured the outside of the spectacular property overlooking Shawme Lake. The rule has apparently always applied: location, location, location.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His most recent book is, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face. For more information see Briantarcy.com, Almostbook.com, and Whatzgonnahappen.com (NFL Picks).

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