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“Great history lesson.”

Hancock-Clarke House
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Due to reopen April 2017. Closed for the season. The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere stopped here on his famous "Midnight Ride" to warn Hancock and Adams that British troops had left Boston.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Sharpsburg, GA USA
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great history lesson.”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We purchased a "First Shot" Package ticket for 3 history homes even though we only had time to visit 2 of them because it was cheaper than purchasing individual tickets. We enjoyed an excellent guided tour of this home. Our family of 3 were the only ones there at the time which gave us ample time to ask questions and really look at things closely. Our guide was well versed on the history of the house and the events April 19, 1775. Well worth our time and money spent.

Visited June 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your kind review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your tour! Please visit us again soon!
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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
“hancock clarke”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The tour was interesting. The guide (Jane) had many interesting anecdotes to tell about the house and the people who had been there. She had an excellent manner of talking and clearly was enjoying what she was doing, which makes it enjoyable for those on the tour.

Amazing that the house has endured relatively unchanged for so long. Also curious that the reason for that was the relative poverty of the owners! Too poor to make major modifications, but not so poor that they lost the property.,,

Visited June 2014
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very interesting tour”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This house is the 2nd of 3 houses that make up the Lexington Historical Society, the 1st and 3rd being the Buckman Tavern and the Munroe Tavern. If you can visit them in that order, it will make the story each house tells chronological. You can buy a ticket which covers the 3 houses (12$ at time of writing). All of them are well laid-out, with clear signage and in the houses with guided tours, the guides were absolutely excellent. All the houses had good restroom facilities.

Visited June 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed the tours. Our three historic houses have all been recently restored and include new visitor friendly restrooms on site.
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teachertravlr
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The most immediate history of New England”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We visited all over the area: Boston, Salem, Plimouth, and Lexington. This house was so full of the belongings and the events of the time. The Revere family owned the house, Paul Revere stopped here during his infamous ride warning the people that the British were coming, to find John Adams and John Hancock here. Crazy immediate! In addition, there's a seat that Sam Adams sat in, and a bullet hole from the Revolution in a door. I loved the tour guide-she was informative and fun! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Visited June 2014
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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314 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“House full of history and mystery”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Tours start on the hour and we showed up just to enquire and quickly offered to join the tour already in session. The house is modestly filled with period furniture, some of which is original to the Hancock-Clarkes'. Each step on the creaky floor brings you back in time. But, more importantly the history of the home is the most impressive part, its occupants and visitors alike. There is a well done mini-documentary video played before the tour. We were offered to watch after the tour since we arrived late. The ladies of the house were very accommodating to us. Thank you for keeping history alive!

There is a small parking lot behind the house and a rest room on site.

Visited June 2014
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