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Buckman Tavern

1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
+1 781-862-5598
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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. Sorry for any inconveniences.
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  • Average4%
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“audio tour” (27 reviews)
“self guided” (12 reviews)
“bullet hole” (7 reviews)
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is a small museum concentrating on the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775 which would be of interest to any American or Briton keen on history. We were given a very good introduction by one of the two ladies on duty, one dressed...More

Thank Mark L
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are glad to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to not only Buckman Tavern, but to Lexington as well. Our exhibit regarding the rivalry between Lexington and...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016

This tour is with a hand-held audio where you click a button at each room you are in. The audio gives you a tour at your own pace. We enjoyed this very much.

Thank Anonymous P
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Buckman Tavern is not an operating tavern today but house museum bordering Lexington Green. It has recently been restored and is indeed a living, though historical treat. The tour, whether by individual recording or with a guide is fascinating. There are interesting artifacts and fun...More

Thank paul2294
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you not only enjoyed your visit but found our tour and artifacts on display both interesting and informative. We are constantly attempting to improve...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

Beckman Tavern is located just across the street from the Battle Green. It is the oldest Tavern in Lexington. The Minute Men gathered here on the evening and morning before the British advance. The single shot could have come from a window in the tavern...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We opted for the three entry tickets and I did the other two buildings first as well as the green. The Buckman has a self guided audio tour while the other two have live docents. I think if we had done this building first we...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

We enjoyed our visit here this past April - we visited all 3 locations along with Lexington Green. We were there the weekend after Patriots Day so several Reenactors were still around which added to the overall feel of our visit. Enjoyed the audio tour...More

1  Thank Moe-Bob-Connor
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to sites operated by Lexington Historical Society. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit this past April and hope that we will see you again in the future.

Reviewed July 27, 2016

Something interesting for all ages. This audio lead tour allows one to move at an individual pace. Additional information is available on printed cards. There is currently an interesting exhibit comparing viewpoints about which town was first in the revolution.

1  Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent audio tour. The docents, Kathy and Martha, were friendly, informative and interesting. I recommend this tour!More

1  Thank Colette H
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and your experience with Kathy and Martha. Both are valuable members of our staff and your kind words...More

Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

You can purchase a ticket to tour all three of the main historic houses relevant to the history of the American Revolution. This tavern is interesting and the museum is well done. I especially appreciated the audio tour, which was informative but not needlessly long....More

1  Thank ScarlettO39
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We have spent a considerable amount of time working on our audio tour to make it both enjoyable and informative and your kinds words regarding the tour are most appreciated....More

Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted professionally and politely, and we were profoundly enlightened! Kathy and Rich were fabulous. Whereas we expected an appropriately informative (if dull) tour, they overwhelmed us with knowledge of history and culture, both past and present. We left wishing the tavern were still...More

1  Thank Rita K
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your expeirence at the Tavern and your kind words regarding Kathy and Rich will be passed along to them. While...More

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USParkLover
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Stampercin | Reviewed this property |
the tour takes about a half hour or so
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59Traveler618
September 24, 2015|
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Response from LHSOC | Property representative |
We also offer private guided tours depending on the size of your group. For more information on setting up a private tour please visit our website or contact our Manager of Education and Interpretation.
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