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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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Wonderfully informative and enjoyable - great for history buffs!

I've lived a few miles away from Buckman Tavern for several decades but only did the tour there for the first time about ten years ago, and since have repeated it a few times... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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Boston
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I've lived a few miles away from Buckman Tavern for several decades but only did the tour there for the first time about ten years ago, and since have repeated it a few times, each time I've had out of state visitors - all who've enjoyed it immensely. The tour is a joy - the guides share very interesting historical... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

While there are many historical buildings in Lexington, Buckman tavern is special because of it proximity to the Independence Day battle place and its use as a meeting place for the militia while planning their battle for independence. If you are unfamiliar with revolutionary history, this is a great place to start, as it will give you an overview to... More 

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Thank waiake1
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Buckman Tavern is a must see if visiting Lexington MA. The folks there are the best, they understand the real history and can laugh at Hollywood's rendition of it too. I'm a huge history fan but walking through the rooms of Buckman Tavern was more a trip through time than just a visit to another tavern. The very real... More 

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Thank Carlene L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was where the local militia gathered for a pint while awaiting the arrival of the British army so this house is full of fascinating history. The self paced tour was nice and allowed us to take everything in without being rushed. There are some really neat artifacts like Hancock's fancy silk vest and a musket used during the Battle... More 

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Thank SueMPA
McGregor, Texas
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great displays, informative staff at one of the rare buildings still standing with such historic significance for our country. You'll learn about the did the war really start here or Concord debate! Items they gave are museum quality. The gift shop is a MUST here. We don't buy souvenirs but dropped a couple hundred bucks at this one!

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Thank Leslie D
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped in later in the afternoon and it was a great place to learn and feel what it must have been like during the colonial times. The tour was very informative and the collection of items are unique. The staff were very friendly and the gift shop was nice too.

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Thank Deb M
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Recently our family came to Boston and Concord and then Lexington to have a family vacation and visit historical sites related to the Revolutionary War or the War of Independence. We went to Lexington to visit the historic site of Munroe Tavern. There much information was given to us along with a tour of this tavern which also served as... More 

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Thank 184joyb
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 Munroe Tavern. We are very pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed not only your visit, but your interactions with Paul and Diane. Both Paul and Diane are integral members of our staff and your kind words regarding how enjoyable their tour was will be passed... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the place where it began... well, this and Concord. The tavern has a great museum and the docents were friendly and knowledgeable. It's a great rainy day activity. Be sure to walk the green and visit the old burying ground nearby. Worth the small admission price.

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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 thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were able to have a great experience on what seems like was a rainy day. We hope to see you again in the future!! More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Really enjoyed the audio tour of this well-preserved tavern, in and near where so many aspects of the pre-revolution events occurred. It's worth the money and short time to tour the building. Even my teenagers enjoyed it!

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Thank keithtracy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a small museum concentrating on the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775 which would be of interest to any American or Briton keen on history. We were given a very good introduction by one of the two ladies on duty, one dressed in the costume of the period. You need about an hour to do the self-guided... More 

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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 glad to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to not only Buckman Tavern, but to Lexington as well. Our exhibit regarding the rivalry between Lexington and Concord is one of our more popular exhibits and we appreciate your remarks on it.... More 

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