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Buckman Tavern

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Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of 2018. 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...more
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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All reviews audio tour self guided social media own pace the kitchen meeting place lexington green interesting artifacts gift shop second floor across the street the hancock clarke house quick tour post office admission fee special exhibit memorial day
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't have time to do the entire tour. It's a self-guided audio tour and the part I heard was definitely interesting. I'd recommend a visit, but you'll want to allow about 45 minutes.

Thank pandasgirl1009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family really enjoyed our visit to the Buckman Tavern. The self guided audio tour was great and really painted a picture of what it was like in Lexington on April 19th 1775. The upstairs exhibit is WONDERFUL and my kids ages 8 and 12...More

Thank Jessica W
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Buckman Tavern. I am pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Buckman Tavern. Our curator and exhibit design team will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the exhibit as well....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our Revolutionary War tour of the area and it was a good tie in to other things we saw and learned. You walk through the house with a headset so you can listen and look at your own pace. Very...More

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The audio tour was great at the Buckman Tavern. We visited with our 12 year old grandson, who is a history buff. He loved every minute of the visit. The tour really gave you a feel for what the minutemen experienced waiting for the British...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Great experience in the power of the media. Free postcards and some interesting artifacts in the location where Captain Parker and about 70 Lexington Militia met in the early morning hours of April 19 1775.

Thank Bailale d
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We took the audio tour of Buckman Tavern and it was well worth it. What a quaint little house/tavern, right in the midst of one of the most important historical events in our country. The tavern room was my favorite. I would love to sit...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour and that the Tap Room was your favorite room. If you are ever in the Lexington area in...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Walking through Buckman Tavern was a treasure! We loved how we could picture the patrons sitting discussing plans or having an ale and how we could see the workers preparing in the kitchen! The upstairs exhibit to interest kids and teens today in what it...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Pretty little building. Nicely refurbished! Good selection of books and historic memorabilia to select from for interesting ing gifts and souvenirs.

Thank Alena W
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Buckman Tavern, located on Lexington Green, was one of the gathering places for the Minutemen. More than a place to grab grub and a beverage, it was a place where information was transmitted from person to person. On the second level, a display showing how...More

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the historic tavern and our exhibit #Alarmed!. We operate on a rotating exhibit schedule and hope that you find a...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018

Thank goodness this building has been preserved and is still being used to tell the story of the battle that happened right on its doorstep! The downstairs rooms of the historic tavern are dressed as they may have looked in April 1775, and the upstairs...More

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and that you found our exhibit #Alarmed! so interesting and informative. We are constantly working to improve our tour...More

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USParkLover
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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59Traveler618
September 24, 2015|
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Response from Chris K | Property representative |
We also offer private guided tours depending on the size of your group. For more information on setting up a private tour please visit our website or contact our Manager of Education and Interpretation.
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