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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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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Pros: Guided, good historical/genuine museums pieces Cons: Small - but it was only a house, not allowed to take photos, intro video, hours were limited After spending the day at Minutemen State Historic Site (see my review) we wanted to view the houses in town. Running out of time (they are only open till 4 or 5 pm) we ended... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great hour long tour of a house that was at the center of the first battle of the Revolution. John Hancock and Samuel Adams were here the night of 18th of April in 1775 and the British were looking for them. Several other historical stops on the Freedom Trail mentioned this fact and this house--great to have been there.

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Greeley, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. If you are interested in history our the American Revolution, it's a good tour for you. It was a neat tour! I recommend it!

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Another spot of historical significance in Lexington, MA. We got there late (it starts on the hour, I think) so we missed the video. This place is a little larger than Buckman Tavern, it has 2 floors. It is a guided tour. Our guide was a little unfriendly, and she constantly was watching like a hawk to make sure we... More

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West Milford, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Plan properly. Tours on the hour. It takes about an hour. Good tour. As I've said in every other review, take the tour first. Good history background. I enjoyed this home.

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Lexington, MA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our guide was well-informed, had a good sense of humor. The house is well preserved and I learned a lot. Really brings perspective to the Battle of Lexington.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the tour guides appear to be volunteering senior citizens. Although they're not very captivating storytellers, they are very knowledgeable about the place. No photography is allowed so we cant share how this what's inside thise 400+ year old house. You cannot take a self-guided tour in here. Tours start every hour. We go through the different rooms in the house... More

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You can find out about the history of the famous midnight ride upon visiting here. As well as information about the times at which the Clarke family lived. There are a variety ways to purchase tickets and I would highly recommend getting the tickets through the Liberty Ride tour.

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Sharpsburg, GA USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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... More

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