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Munroe Tavern

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great place to visit for history

Same tavern that was used as a field hospital by the Bristol on their merry way back to Boston on... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
KWindham
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Vinemont
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Not currently open for tours

This site is currently closed for a restoration project; I visited on June 17th. You can still... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Carmenda
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Denver, Colorado
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Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital for the British Army on their retreat back to Boston from Concord on April 19, 1775. Later in 1789, George Washington paid a visit to the Tavern and dined in one of the...more
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1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Same tavern that was used as a field hospital by the Bristol on their merry way back to Boston on April 19,1775. A must place to visit d/t the history of the building and the artifacts inside. George Washington stayed here when he visited Lexington...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KWindham
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This site is currently closed for a restoration project; I visited on June 17th. You can still visit and take pictures of the outside, but not much more. It will open again, some time next year; I was not given an exact date. Worth visiting,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carmenda
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the gardens. We do apologize for the closure, but wanted to let you know the Tavern will be open again for tours in the Spring of 2019. We hope you can stop by at some point and visit...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

Definitely a must see along with Buckman Tavern and the Hancock-Clark house. George Washington stayed here when he visited Lexington when he became president. This is the original building that was here when the Revolution began. British used it as a temporary hospital

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KWindham
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Munroe Tavern shows Revolutionary War history from the British perspective, and being off the beaten path of the green, is often overlooked, but worth the effort to see, particularly if you can get John Dennis as your guide - he is an entertaining wealth of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you for your visit to and recent review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with John. He is a fantastic guide and your kind words regarding his tour will be forwarded to...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

Another of the taverns from that fateful day, this one is about a mile from Lexington Center. The British stopped here on their march back to Boston. A very knowledgeable guide gave us the tour and answered all questions. I especially liked the gardens outside...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed October 15, 2017

One of my wife's ancestor was a Munroe so the Tavern was of great interest. We enjoyed the artifacts, the video, and the comments of the guide. Glad we went.More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alex G
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and are always glad to hear when a Munroe descendant stops by. Let us know when you're back in the...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

We purchased the three house tour at the Lexington Visitor's Center. (Tip - the tours don't have to be taken on the same day and in fact I think we would have felt rushed to try and do it all in one day -- we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joe P
Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you have a package ticket, by all means go see it. If not, don't spend the money. Hancock-Clarke house was a much better visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Joined a tour of this historic Tavern with an 18th century costumed docent on Saturday, May 27th. He was very well informed & enjoyable. We enjoyed visiting this site. Tour lasted about 30 minutes.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank monpah
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This tour runs at specific times only so make sure you time your arrival appropriately. This tour was very cool and informative. A lot of the furnishings are original and you get to see the treasured family chair where George Washington sat. There is a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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