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The Paper House

52 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Fun Place to Visit

If you have a half hour or so of extra time in Rockport, this is a fascinating place to see. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynne K
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Nice, quirky place to visit

We visited on a rainy afternoon and were surprised to find this little gem. It is an on your honor... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Sarah Mickey S
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52 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have a half hour or so of extra time in Rockport, this is a fascinating place to see. A family had the idea to build a house right down to the furniture out of rolled up newspaper. It took years and you can...More

Thank Lynne K
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited on a rainy afternoon and were surprised to find this little gem. It is an on your honor system for paying, but well worth the money. So interesting to see everything that can be made with paper..it truly baffles your mind! On your...More

4  Thank Sarah Mickey S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

In 1922 Elis Stenman started to make preparations for a unique home -- made out of newspapers. He used about 100,000 copies of newspapers in the construction of the house and furniture -- and it's still here! Everything about this two-room landmark is unique. You...More

1  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nobody was around when we arrived in a late afternoon but based on the honor system, we paid around $2 pp. It was a nice visit for the kids to see and appreciate detailed handy works. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We were the only visitors there in mid-week in late October. Small admission is by honor system -- put your money in a nearby lock box. We spent about 20 minutes there. Curious, the things people do in their spare time! Worth a look if...More

1  Thank Julie32159
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Even though it looked closed you can still go in - we parked on the street and just enter the home, put you donation (price was 2$ per person) in the mailbox attached to the residence. a lot of explanation notes - dotn forget to...More

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The story of the house is impressive a d even though it uses a honor system for admission (2$ per person as of 10/27) and there is nobody to give information you will find everything inside.

1  Thank Yves-Alexandre L
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A shop owner in Rockport told us about this place. It is a small place. I did not realize how small. Took us all of 10-15 mins. There are two rooms that are made of newspaper and everything in it, furniture and decorations are also...More

1  Thank Bhingari
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We only stayed a little bit, but it was worth the stop. A donation of $2 per person was suggested but it was on the honor system. No one was there to take the money but they did have a mailbox to put it in....More

Thank Mommasw
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Paper House, located in Pigeon Cove, MA is a very unique small house and worth a visit...no charge, donations accepted. The house construction started in 1922 and took 20 years...originally started as an experiment it has lasted over time (not everything is paper). Over...More

Thank Rich334
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