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Buckman Tavern

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Address: 1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of...

Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of 2016.

This Historic Tavern is one of the few colonial era buildings still standing around the Battle Green and was used by the Lexington Militia on April 19th, 1775 as a gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours.

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Great Part of American History

I visited this location a few years ago. If you are a history buff, this is a must see. This was the gathering place of the militia back in April 1775. There are bullet holes in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this location a few years ago. If you are a history buff, this is a must see. This was the gathering place of the militia back in April 1775. There are bullet holes in the original door. The tour was fun, great part of American History!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

OK - this is smack at the beginning of town - not on the outskirts, just right there on Mass. Ave. AND it is across the street from the town green where yes - on April 19, at the wee hour of 5:00 a.m., they reenact the battle between the Minutemen & the British. Naturally, the BEST time to see... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This tavern in Lexington is the gathering place of the soldiers of the militia, April 19, 1775. They stayed here and waited for the British troops till the "Battle of Lexington," the first battle in the American Revolution. There's a modest fee to enter the museum and I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I've lived a few miles away from Buckman Tavern for several decades but only did the tour there for the first time about ten years ago, and since have repeated it a few times, each time I've had out of state visitors - all who've enjoyed it immensely. The tour is a joy - the guides share very interesting historical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

While there are many historical buildings in Lexington, Buckman tavern is special because of it proximity to the Independence Day battle place and its use as a meeting place for the militia while planning their battle for independence. If you are unfamiliar with revolutionary history, this is a great place to start, as it will give you an overview to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Buckman Tavern is a must see if visiting Lexington MA. The folks there are the best, they understand the real history and can laugh at Hollywood's rendition of it too. I'm a huge history fan but walking through the rooms of Buckman Tavern was more a trip through time than just a visit to another tavern. The very real... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This was where the local militia gathered for a pint while awaiting the arrival of the British army so this house is full of fascinating history. The self paced tour was nice and allowed us to take everything in without being rushed. There are some really neat artifacts like Hancock's fancy silk vest and a musket used during the Battle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Great displays, informative staff at one of the rare buildings still standing with such historic significance for our country. You'll learn about the did the war really start here or Concord debate! Items they gave are museum quality. The gift shop is a MUST here. We don't buy souvenirs but dropped a couple hundred bucks at this one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped in later in the afternoon and it was a great place to learn and feel what it must have been like during the colonial times. The tour was very informative and the collection of items are unique. The staff were very friendly and the gift shop was nice too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Recently our family came to Boston and Concord and then Lexington to have a family vacation and visit historical sites related to the Revolutionary War or the War of Independence. We went to Lexington to visit the historic site of Munroe Tavern. There much information was given to us along with a tour of this tavern which also served as... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are very pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed not only your visit, but your interactions with Paul and Diane. Both Paul and Diane are integral members of our staff and your kind words regarding how enjoyable their tour was will be passed... More 

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