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Hancock-Clarke House

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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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Very Interesting Tour of an Historic House

Great tour of one of the most historic houses in Lexington and a "must see" on the Lexington Concord Revolutionary circuit--The volunteers are great storytellers and made our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped here after touring the Buckman. This tavern shows a film and then a guides takes you around. We found the audio tour at the Buckman to be easier. You could start your tour at anytime - here you could only go on the hour.

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Lexington, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great tour of one of the most historic houses in Lexington and a "must see" on the Lexington Concord Revolutionary circuit--The volunteers are great storytellers and made our visit very special.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We happened to arrive on a day that the house was not officially open. Having traveled from Oregon, we were content to just see the outside and snap a photo. However, the archivist who works in the basement saw us as she was taking out the garbage and offered to let us in for a private tour. We watched the... More 

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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 Hancock-Clarke House. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour with our archivist, she is truly an asset to our organization. We will make sure to pass your kind words and thanks on to her. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As an Englishman entering Lexington on a bright April morning I was nervous of the welcome I might receive; but needn't have feared! Experiencing the build up to the first battle of the War of Independence through the accounts of those who were there was excellent. My thanks to an excellent guide and the great movie about the history that... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and review of Hancock-Clarke House. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found your guide so knowledgeable and informative. Also, thank you for your kind words about our introductory film, "First Shot!" More 

Lexington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a fantastic experience here. The volunteers are extremely enthusiastic and are also gifted storytellers. I had an amazing learning experience and so did my 6 year old son. We were both captivated by the tour and had a lot to talk about for days to come. I would absolutely recommend this stand out stop in historic Lexington MA.

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Macomb, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
58 attraction reviews
487 helpful votes 487 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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