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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA
781 862 1704
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The residence in which Samuel Adams and John Hancock awoke to hear Paul Revere's famous warning that British troops were on their way.

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Macomb, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I stopped here because of a recommendation on the Liberty Ride trolley tour. "I think you'll enjoy it," the guide said to our group. He was right. The Hancock-Clarke House is just a few blocks north of downtown Lexington. I walked and appreciated the chance to look over the well-maintained residences along the way. A staff member started by showing... More

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United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. I have lived in the area for many years and just recently went to this house. I plan to take all our guests here in the future. You will not be disappointed. The guide is great and this place is loaded with history.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

John Hancock lived at this house when he was a child. Attraction includes a video and a tour of the house. Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The house is filled with artifacts and furniture from the time and is well maintained.

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North Haven,CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Well worth your time when visiting Lexington. We bought the First Shot package which gives you admission to Hancock/Clarke as well as Buckman and Munroe Taverns. Marla our tour guide was engaging and informative. Just knowing what went on here on that April evening in 1775 was moving.

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Essex England
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49 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were really fortunate to have Jane as our guide in this historic house. The artifacts on display are interesting but Jane brought the house to life with all the stories she told with such passion about the events and the people who lived there. She was present when they removed a skirting board to reveal the original wallpaper in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The tour of the Hancock-Clarke House was a highlight for our small family group! The initial short video highlighted events leading up to the battle on Lexington Green, and our tour guide, Maureen, gave an engaging history of both the Hancock family and this amazing house built by John Hancock's uncle, Thomas. Well worth the visit!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The house is an excellent example of 18th century dwelling. The story about how it arrived at it's current location is interesting. They do a tour but we didn't take it. A few really neat artifacts excavated on site are in the visitors room.

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great video introduction to get you into the time period. You will hear the TRUE story of Paul Revere, John Adams, and John Hancock - I was stunned! Great guided tour throughout the house with a great tour guide! I believe they are all volunteers, but they really know their history and are passionate about it! I agree with other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was staying in Burlington with my husband while he was there on a business trip, we are originally from Utah. I had already braved the streets of Boston and spent a lot in parking touring the city there, so I looked up more local tourist attractions to see nearby. I came across this home on this website and called... More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind reviews of our historic houses. We are glad that you were able to visit a few of the houses during your stay in the area. Please visit us again sometime! More

Flint, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tour was lead (on the hour so plan appropriately!) by a wonderful storyteller. She was energetic and personable, and brought life to the rooms through her stories. We bought the first shot package, and this house, by far, was the best. We had to slip out of the tour early to hit the Munroe Tavern before it closed, and the... More

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