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Munroe Tavern

Address: 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: 781 862 1703
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Historic Sites, Bars
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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the British used the Munroe Tavern as a temporary hospital, and during Washington's presidency, Washington dined here. For this attraction, you get a short video and a tour of the house. The tour guide lead us through each room and talked about the items in the room and the related history. In one... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your enjoyable visit to Munroe Tavern. We are pleased that you had a great time and felt the tour price was a good value! More

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This historical site was advertised as seeing the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the British. That is not what we heard. Maybe there are other docents better than ours but it was a complete disappointment because we only heard a few things about the British and all the rest was about the house.

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

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback on the Munroe Tavern tour. We are sorry that your experience did not exceed your expectations. Please enjoy a free tour on us when you are back in town so that we can tell you more about the British perspective. tours@lexingtonhistory.org More

Milford, Massachusetts
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416 reviews 416 reviews
237 attraction reviews
680 helpful votes 680 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We bought the "First Shot" tour package allowed access into the Buckman Tavern, Hancock -Clarke House, and Munroe tavern ($12 for all 3 versus $7 each house individually). The Munroe Tavern is a short drive from the Visitors Center. The Munroe Tavern has a brief video followed by a guided tour. Interesting to see some of the British military uniforms... More

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Ma
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited the 3 Museums in Lexington and this was by far the best. Pat Costello was a great docent - very informative and very witty. (even managed to outwith my husband - after receiving permission from me to do it!) Pat was very knowledgeable about her subject and also gave us some insight into the other museums we had visited.... More

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Ticonderoga, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 review
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

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