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Address: 36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: +1 781-861-0928
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John...

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.

*Please note that the Hancock-Clarke House is closed for the 2015 season. We will be re-opening in the Spring 2016. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause*

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Wonderful history

We bought the package to see all the houses/taverns that were available, I highly recommend that. Each house had different history and we loved re-learning about this period in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melinda P
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Oklahoma
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought the package to see all the houses/taverns that were available, I highly recommend that. Each house had different history and we loved re-learning about this period in our nation's history. All the tour guides were informative and interesting.

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Thank Melinda P
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a terrific place to visit. You really feel transported back to the colonial days and particularly the night that Paul Revere rode up to warn Reverend Clark and his visitors John and Dorothy Hancock that the Regulars were coming. There is a wonderful film of the event with local actors. I highly recommend learning your early revolution history... More 

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Auberry, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

What an informative tour of the Hancock-Clarke House, Our docent, Judy, was so informative. She gave us added information regarding the Battle Trail in Concord. We did not know about the trail and were very excited to receive the information and walk the trail. Awesome !!!!!

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Thank heidi92015
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock- Clarke House. We are pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with Judy and that she was able to provide you with information to make your trip to not only Lexington, but Concord enjoyable. Judy is a key member of our staff and I will... More 

Westland, Michigan
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70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

To get Hancock-Clarke, Buckman, and Munro Taverns on one ticket is a good deal. Three small locations that share a common story help in the overall understanding of the Battle of Lexington. You can buy tickets at the Lexington Visitors Center and then go almost at your own pace. Each building is a guided tour so looking at your leisure... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased that you found our artifacts and amount of original material of the house so impressive. We as a Society are very lucky to have forged good relationships with ancestors of both families and strive to ensure that we include as many original... More 

Orange Park, Florida
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57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This house was included in the three building tour with Buckman Tavern and Monroe Tavern. The video that started the tour was excellent and the guide was able to provide insight in to the happenings of the day. A must for true history seekers.

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Thank Marge W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Place is amazing. So much character and once again the people working at these historic sites are well informed, courteous and just amazing. Showed up for the 4pm tour at 3:58 and was the only person there. They let me come in and gave me the full tour without any shortcuts. $15 for all three historic buildings. Great price.

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

Thank you for recent visit to Hancock-Clarke and your recent review of the historic site. We are pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience and that you were able to join the tour. I will make sure to pass on your kind comments about our staff. We look forward to seeing you in the future if you are ever... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Best spot to get a full perspective on Lexington history and their place in the Revolutionary War Excellent movie and tour

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Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were in wonder that we stood in the house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams sat when Paul Revere and Mr. Dawes came unannounced to warn them to flee as the British were coming. As a mom, I found it amazing that the Clarkes who lived in the house next raised thirteen children! Their kitchen table was huge. The... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Very informative video to start, then a tour of the historical house. Nancy, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. The home was beautifully maintained and preserved. The only complaint I have is that Nancy talked to fast. I know she has given this tour many times and said her 'schpiel' many times, but it was the first time we've heard... More 

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Thank Lisa T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

An excellent tour! Piece of American history thoughtfully presented. A brief video, then detailed tour through the old colonial house. The guide gave a detailed desciption of life during this era and talked about the prominent family that built and lived there.

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