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Address: 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: 781 862 1703
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Regular's perspective.

We went to Lexington half expecting a jingoistic historical interpretation of the revolution, however the Lexington Historical Society present a balanced history even putting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Stuart B
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
70 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Lexington half expecting a jingoistic historical interpretation of the revolution, however the Lexington Historical Society present a balanced history even putting the Regulars (British soldiers) slant on things in the Monroe Tavern. The temptation is to refer to British and American sides, but as the Monroe Tavern, and other Lexington sites, show this is too simplistic. In... More 

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Munroe Tavern was very interesting as it presented the British point of view. The tavern was briefly used as a headquarters and field hospital for what was left of the 700 that started out for Concord. Our guide was knowledgeable and very entertaining. I enjoyed hearing the British side of the story.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed in Lexington on our visit to Boston and were so glad we did! The Historical Society gives excellent tours at the Hancock-Clarke House, the Buckman Tavern, and the Munroe Tavern. You can buy one ticket for all 3 and I recommend you do that. They are all within walking distance, but there is parking at each, also. The... More 

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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived 30 minutes before closing, however, the historical society individual stayed after closing to ensure that we heard and saw everything at the Munroe Tavern. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting and enjoyable. This is a must see for all individuals interested in hearing and seeing where the birth of our nation began. The... More 

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hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We would have liked to stop but tours were only given on the hour and the opening times were from 12-4 which greatly reduced the times we could tour. Using an audio tour makes more sense...

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington and your feedback on Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are sorry that you were unable to tour Munroe Tavern due to the Tavern's hours of operation and touring schedule. We have recently overhauled our touring options at Munroe Tavern to include not only guided tours, but a self-guided option as well.... More 

Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

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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462 reviews 462 reviews
257 attraction reviews
866 helpful votes 866 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Munroe Tavern

Address: Address: 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: 781 862 1703
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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