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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA
781 862 1704
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

To our shame we have never taken historical tours in Lexington although we live in MA. We finally did it yesterday and it exceeded our expectations by far. The highlight of our yesterday tour was Hancock-Clarke house. This was the best tour we have ever been to. Our guide john Denis was so engaging, so knowledgable and so incredibly interesting.... More

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Katy, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our family, especially our 11 age old twins enjoyed the film, historical artifacts, stories and historical importance of this home. It was a favorite stop on our Freedom Trail tour this past July. It was a thrill for the kids to be where important men of the revolution stayed and visited. A must see when in Lexington. The fee is... More

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Alstead, New Hampshire
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The person leading the tour was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It is a place that everyone should see and hear about because we forget our own history and why the American Revolution happened in the first place. The sacrifices these people made and the hardships they endured for freedom should not be forgotten. Without remembering history, we are doomed to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We really enjoyed this house on the tour. Moving from room to room with a guide and seeing all the actual belongings to these people was fascinating.

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Davis, California
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Touring the Hancock-Clarke House is a very different and lengthier experience than touring the Buckman Tavern. One begins with a short orientation film and then enters on a journey through history with a living, interactive tour guide, not an audio wand. Our guide was a very informed and knowledgeable woman who placed the the house in context of the social... More

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Top Contributor
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We didn't go in because we had limited time and couldn't wait until the next tour time. The people at the house were very dismissive with us about this decision of ours, almost telling us "how dare you" to miss it. Anyway, we took our photos of the lovely looking house, and didn't linger. The rest of Lexington is lovely... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience at the Hancock-Clarke House. We are sorry that your experience there was not an enjoyable one. We are working on customer service initiatives within the houses and your feedback is helpful as we continue to train our staff. Please come back and visit us for a complimentary... More

Lufkin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Upon arrival we had to wait 15 minutes to watch a 15 minute video. Interesting however . Then the tour was led by a costumed woman. She was quite verbose. This tour took forever. Even we history buffs became antsy and ready to move on. This house ended taking 1 1/2 hours to complete. It really ate up our time... More

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

Thank you for taking time to give us feedback on the tour length. We strive to continually update our visitor experiences and tour formats to better serve our visitors and your feedback is very helpful. We are sorry that your experience was not as great as it could have been. If you are ever back in the area, please come... More

Ticonderoga, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Began with a movie and then a tour and history of the home. The guide was very knowledgable. This is a must see when visiting.

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Senior Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I just have to 'fess up...we are History buffs!!! We had come to Lexington, MA to see were our History began. I had not truly realized that the Battle on Lexington Green was not supposed to happen. The real Action was supposed to be in Concord, MA. The 15 minute film was well done and, obviously, informative! Goes to show... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Guides are knowledgeable and friendly... the many elements of this important house are well-preserved and well-explained! The concealment box is not to be missed!

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