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Munroe Tavern

1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
781 862 1703
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
Ticonderoga, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This tavern present the British point of view and a history of red coats. It also has some history of George Washington's visit and a small garden outside. The staff was great and the gift shop had some interesting items. Although it is not set up entirely like a tavern from the day, it is worth checking out.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's fine. I wasn't super interested in learning about the British side of the story, to be honest but it was good to see and learn.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Munroe Tavern and I hope that you ended up enjoying your guided tour. Please visit us again sometime! More

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

Beautiful gardens, well preserved house. Female guide in period dress was very knowledgeable. You can get a close-up look at British "red coat" uniforms and learn how the house was briefly taken over by the British and used as a field hospital. Good audio enactments and film intro too. If you are in Lexington you should see this, especially in... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visit time: noon on a hot summer Tuesday. Air conditioning in this historic two-story colonial structure was perfectly balanced. Period costume guide was friendly and knew her history. The period raised bed flower gardens outside are beautiful.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! The Munroe Tavern was recently restored and that allows us to have the comfortable air conditioning. More

Manitoba
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Unlike Buckman Tavern, this tavern does not have a bar. It is not set up as a tavern. It has been renovated through the years and just looks like a house. Well, It was a residence too during its time as a tavern. It is located a significant distance from Hancock Clarke House and Buckman Tavern. (A First Shot ticket... More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Munroe Tavern and our other properties. You may be pleased to know that we recently amended our photography policy and now allow photography inside all three historic buildings. I hope that you can visit us again sometime and take some photos! More

Branford, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We purchased the historical package to tour Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House and the Munroe Tavern. We enjoyed all the sites but we especially wanted to cite the Munroe Tavern and especially John Dennis, our guide. We were a small group of 5 on a late, rainy Saturday afternoon. After the standard tour, our group asked deeper questions of John,... More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and praise of guide John Denis. He is a wealth of knowledge and we are lucky to have him on staff. We will pass along your kind words! More

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Loved this historical tour. Maureen was very accommodating and a wonderful guide. Our group needed an expedited tour, which she graciously gave us, and she still made the history of this place come alive. She left out the side commentary that becomes so annoying on many of these tours, and she left you feeling that she had actually been there... More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Munroe Tavern and your kind review. We will pass on your words of praise to Maureen. She is an excellent guide and we are lucky to have her on staff. More

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My sister and I took a break from visiting Lexington Open Studios a recent rainy Sunday to enjoy afternoon tea at Munroe Tavern. The setting was delightful, the staff so welcoming, the tea perfect, and the hot scone out of this world! I had passed the "Open for Tea" sign many times, and am so glad I finally dropped in... More

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Barnesville, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Checked the web page for operating hours. Made a special out of the way detour to stay in Lexington to tour the Tavern due to the fact that many of my Monroe/Munroe relatives lived in this area during the late 1600's to present. Found the tavern and pulled into the lot. It was closed! Took pictures went back to hotel... More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Hello! We are sorry that you were not able to see the Munroe Tavern on May 8th - we always enjoy hosting descendents at the Tavern. The Tavern is open on weekends only 12-4 until Memorial Day. Thereafter, we are open 7 days a week through October. We are, however, always able to book private tours anytime of year. If... More

Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Shots heard around the world....a great place to visit for the history of our country....an excellant side trip from the Boston Freedom trail

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