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Address: 36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA
Phone Number: +1 781-862-1703
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Description: The residence in which Samuel Adams and John Hancock awoke to hear Paul...
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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House summary of former inhabitants, lifestyles and theory about shoes in the wall

An enjoyable walk from the town battle green to Hancock-Clarke House. The construction dates of the houses are found near the door or the corner of the house. Those interested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

An enjoyable walk from the town battle green to Hancock-Clarke House. The construction dates of the houses are found near the door or the corner of the house. Those interested in colonial architecture and plants would find this interesting. The walk there crosses a bike path and walking trail through the town. It passes an early school. The level walking... More 

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Coshocton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

John Dennis was a superb interpreter for the place and period. He made the Revere ride come alive for us. Considering he was an instructor and participant in reenactments, John is highly qualified. We kept him on after closing hours with our questions and he kept answering them. You must keep him on.

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

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the house that was led by John. John is a valuable member of our guiding team and we will make sure to pass your kind comments on to John. Thank you for visiting... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great tour loaded with Revolutionary War significance. The house is well kept, the tour guides are friendly, and overall authentic experience. The guides dressing as 18th century locals was a fantastic touch. The tour lasted 70 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

$15 gets you access to Hancock Clarke House, Buckman Tavern, and Munroe Tavern, which is a steal because you get 3 amazing tours and a day of fun. We did the Hancock Clark house first which is only a short walk up the road from the visitor center. There are guided tours at the top of the hour. Our tour... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to the Hancock-Clarke House and your review of the historic home. We are greatly pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour experience with Lynn. She is truly a wonderful and valuable member of our guide team and your praise for her tour will be passed along to her. We look forward to seeing... More 

Miami
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Enjoyed the authencity of the house from its 17th century construction, well-informed tour guide. Truly a must for tourists!!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a really well done tour of a peice of history that I would not have otherwise known existed. The tour guide, in period attire, was expceptional. She conveyed history at a level of detail that was really impressive. The hisory of the house, its family, its guests and their connection to "The Shot Heard Round The World" was... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This house is really awesome. For the time period, it's really huge and they have kept it so well. The things they went through to restore and move it are remarkable. I really loved this tour. The tour guide was very well versed in the whole history of the Hancock and Clarke families and the events of the night Revere... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Little did we know that this was here. Wonderfully preserved part of our history. It gave us chills to know that two of our Founding Fathers were here when Paul Revere and William Dawes finished their long rides that night. To find this gem was outstanding. Our guide at the home was well informed and extremely helpful in answering all... More 

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

Thank you for your recent trip to the Hancock-Clarke House and your review of the historic house. We are pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the home and that your experience was a good one. Thank you again for visiting. More 

Central Florida
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great guide. This really puts things in perspective. Wow, they could see The Green out the window. And so much history as to Paul Revere. Wonderful artifacts. Even homespun. So glad we went. Not a far walk from Buckman's Tavern.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The nice part about this house is that most of the items in the house are either original or periodically correct. We had a fabulous tour guide, and she gave us very good explanations of the house's purpose. She answered all of our questions and made us feel like we were reliving that small piece of history. It was such... More 

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