The visit in Buckman Tavern raised a lot of expectations to see some original history, but left me a bit disappointed.
You pay 8 dollars and you enter to the tavern with a guide. she was nice, and knew how to tell the story of the battle of Lexington, but the problem was that we have already heard the story from the guide the stood in Lexington green (fro free). I felt like the way of guidance in this site didn't take advantage of the place it is located in. I also felt there is no opportunity to look around without the guide (for example, take a look at the rifle exhibition that they have there).
And, our local host, who came with us, told us that the new way of guidance in the tavern neglected the small interesting anecdotes about the place and the artifacts (and indeed, during the tour he needed to remind the guide about some things an only then she told us about them).
To sum up, It is definitely a tour for history lovers (because there is almost no talking about the tavern itself in the old days). The story of the battle can be heard outside of the tavern for free, or in a nice multimedia presentation (also free) in the Minute Man National Park Visitor Center.
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