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Buckman Tavern

1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
+1 781-862-5598
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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 gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (30 reviews)
“self guided” (14 reviews)
“social media” (6 reviews)
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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+1 781-862-5598
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"audio tour"
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"self guided"
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"social media"
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"own pace"
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"meeting place"
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"lexington green"
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"gift shop"
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"the hancock clarke house"
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"across the street"
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"second floor"
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"revolutionary war"
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"post office"
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Make sure you purchase the combo ticket that includes the Buckman & Munroe Taverns as well as the Hancock-Clarke House. All three will give you a good perspective of what occurred on April 19, 1775. Buckman Tavern was the hangout of the local militia in...More

Thank haveboozewilltravel
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Using our own audio-guided tour gave us an excellent picture of the fateful day here at the tavern where the Minutemen gathered before and after the battle. Walking through the rooms at your own pace is a nice way to get a good feel for...More

Thank Nancy N
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our audio tour and that you found our staff so friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We took the self guided tour which gave us time to look at everything at our own pace. The audio is perhaps a little long winded, but does give you a lot of information. The ladies at front of house are friendly and helpful and...More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the information provided on the audio tour and that you found our staff so friendly and knowledgeable. Your kind words regarding their...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The self guided audio tour was boring at best. Don't waste your time .... go to the Harrison home around the corner.

Thank Connie M
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting information. We didn't mind the self guided recorded tour. The house is really well maintained. We weren't too keen on all the hashtags. I understand why they were there but if we want young people to unplug and learn about history then giving them...More

Thank get1111
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Nicely kept facility. Lots of relics from the time period. The audio tour was very insightful. Ladies at the front were very nice and a real pleasure to speak with. Take the time to stop by and see a little bit of historyMore

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

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 tour and your conversations with our staff. Your kind words will be forward to our staff, who help to make our...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This Tavern is right across the street from the Lexington Green and was one of the taverns where Samuel Adams and others meet to plot overthrow the British Rule!!! We did not take the tour, but we visited the gift shop and walked the grounds...More

Thank Saleenirisgarden
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

What a hidden gem in Lexington! This was our first stop on a day trip to Concord and Lexington. We stoppped to see the historic Lexington Green and were pleased to find the original tavern still standing. We debated purchasing tickets to go on the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Spent a nice visit with the audio tour so that we could move at our own pace and not feel rushed. The "Social Media" of the 18th Century display upstairs was both informative and enlightening.More

Thank Joe P
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you found Alarmed!, our exhibit that discusses 18th Century "Social Media" so informative and enlightening. Your kind words regarding the exhibit will be passed...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

They give you a device that you personally listed to recorded info on. Not a hole lot to see. Not worth the money uless you buy the package ticket

Thank Jim H
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USParkLover
2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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59Traveler618
24 September 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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