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Buckman Tavern

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Address: 1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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+1 781-862-5598
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of...

Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of 2016.

This Historic Tavern is one of the few colonial era buildings still standing around the Battle Green and was used by the Lexington Militia on April 19th, 1775 as a gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours.

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Day trip on public transit from Boston

This was much cooler than the Hancock-Clarke House. It has some very cool exhibits and the tour was informative. Make sure you do this only on the 3 house ticket to save a LOT of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was much cooler than the Hancock-Clarke House. It has some very cool exhibits and the tour was informative. Make sure you do this only on the 3 house ticket to save a LOT of money. Next walk to the Munroe Tavern.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you found our new exhibit "Alarmed!" so informative and fun. We hope to see you again at some point in the future. More 

suebob29
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get to go in because of our late hour arrival. However, it was good to lay eyes on the historic tavern. Do your research and you'll appreciate just being here.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Furnished in the Revolutionary War period, Buckman Tavern hearkens back to the founding of America. Available as part of a combo tour with other buildings in the area.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

As part of a small group we enjoyed a tour of Buckman Tavern and Lexington Battle Green. Our guide, Chris, engaged our group in a both fun and informative way. He was able to make history come alive for our group and tailored to tour to fit the interests of the persons in our group.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you so enjoyed your tour with Chris and we will make sure your kind remarks are forwarded on to him. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a Boston Go Pass so decided to take this in as part of our pass. I'm really not sure if this is worth the $8 we would have had to pay if we were without the pass. The John Hancock silk vest is really neat, but there is an upstairs section that is geared for all social media.... More 

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Glendora, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It was great! We bought and mailed a post card from the first Lexington post office .... Only $1.00. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Boston. It's a drive away but worth it! A short drive away is a couple other museums so you can hit those too!

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Drop into the visitor center first to brush up on the local history and then take a short walk to visit the tavern. It only has 5 rooms but does give a great feel for life at the time and the start of the war. Hard to believe you are there. I did think the price of 21 dollars for... More 

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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visited this location a few years ago. If you are a history buff, this is a must see. This was the gathering place of the militia back in April 1775. There are bullet holes in the original door. The tour was fun, great part of American History!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

OK - this is smack at the beginning of town - not on the outskirts, just right there on Mass. Ave. AND it is across the street from the town green where yes - on April 19, at the wee hour of 5:00 a.m., they reenact the battle between the Minutemen & the British. Naturally, the BEST time to see... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This tavern in Lexington is the gathering place of the soldiers of the militia, April 19, 1775. They stayed here and waited for the British troops till the "Battle of Lexington," the first battle in the American Revolution. There's a modest fee to enter the museum and I highly recommend it.

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