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Address: 63 Spring Hill Rd, (mailing address 69 Spring Hill Rd), East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1028
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Well worth seeing this historic home!

It was fascinating to see our ancestors' home. We appreciated David, caretaker and archaeologist, and his knowledge as tour guide. He said it was estimated with 12 generations of... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Heidemarie W
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Annandale, Virginia
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I am a Wing descendant, thus thrilled to finally get inside this interesting historic home of my earliest Wing ancestor in New England. Even though the earliest habitation here dated from 1641 and was basically earthworks, a small house was erected, then redesigned and actually built around, so as not to weaken the structure. This was done several times to... More 

1 Thank Norma Jo S
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was fascinating to see our ancestors' home. We appreciated David, caretaker and archaeologist, and his knowledge as tour guide. He said it was estimated with 12 generations of Wing's that we number over 60,000 of us now! Though I married into the family, my children and grandchildren have this wonderful legacy. I especially loved the cross-stitch of nine-year-old Grace... More 

Thank Heidemarie W
Fort Myers, Florida
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

One word - Incredible. This home has been owned by the same family for over 300 years. It's amazing that a house like this still exists. Loved the tour and the stories.

1 Thank deborahw20152015
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I enjoy visiting this house on my trips to Cape Cod. The caretaker is excellent. His knowledge of the property and colonial history/beliefs really brings it to life. Lots of interesting things to see in the house. Worth a visit!

1 Thank DragonflyMaiden
Saint Johns, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

When my family visited the Wing Fort House this was the second time I had visited it. The first time was in the late 60's as a teen. At that time there were few furnishings, but was interesting because I am a Wing. The second time was with my teen daughter who took all kinds of pictures, inside and out.... More 

4 Thank S W
Lowell, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Hey, ladies, check out the tall, handsome silver fox that runs the place. Oh, the house was very, very interesting, too.

5 Thank Tabitha T
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This site is beautifully located, quiet, and historically important. Our tour guide was the best I've ever experienced. He knew all about the house and local history, and was a professional archaeologist who used his knowledge to illuminate the story of the house and its residents. The interior spaces are interesting for anyone looking for actual colonial history and I'm... More 

6 Thank Historichousenerd
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

If you want to see an old house with lots of different artefacts through the ages, this is the place for you. Lots of rooms, all dressed in different ages ranges.

4 Thank Peter W
Freehold, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

"The oldest house in New England owned and occupied continuously by the same family for over three centuries. Built in 1641, this house was traditionally called the Fort House" The house now has many old items and a lot of history in one place.. I rated this excellent partly because it was and is owned by my family..... have a... More 

8 Thank American-RV-Gypsy
Nova Scotia
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163 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I am a descendant of John Wing and a Friend and as such this was like walking on hallowed ground. My 10x great grandfather's homestead area, the native encampment and the home itself all expertly explained by a professional archaeologist made this stop so worthwhile. The home dates to 1641 and contains family mementos from all kinds of eras from... More 

7 Thank bc_2008NovaScotia

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