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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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Kind & helpful archivist

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Lexington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The tour of the Hancock-Clarke House was a highlight for our small family group! The initial short video highlighted events leading up to the battle on Lexington Green, and our tour guide, Maureen, gave an engaging history of both the Hancock family and this amazing house built by John Hancock's uncle, Thomas. Well worth the visit!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The house is an excellent example of 18th century dwelling. The story about how it arrived at it's current location is interesting. They do a tour but we didn't take it. A few really neat artifacts excavated on site are in the visitors room.

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