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Hancock-Clarke House

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Great history

My wife and I really enjoyed visiting this house Soley for the history it represents . This house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KWindham
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Vinemont
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Extremely interesting

Learning about the role the Hancock family played in the revolutionary war was extremely... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Sunshinemv
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Hancock-Clarke House is closed for the season. It will re-open for tours in April 2018. The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere stopped here on his...more
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36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed visiting this house Soley for the history it represents . This house is where it was on April 19th, 1775. Paul Revere rose up to this house at 12 midnight to awaken Sm Adams and John Hancock. The tour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Learning about the role the Hancock family played in the revolutionary war was extremely informative and fun. Our tour guide shared so many fun stories and interesting historical facts. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

It is amazing that the house is still standing on its original site! The tour guy was great and had a lot of information about the house and its history. Recommended for the history buff!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

So many old homes in the area have been gutted and turned into museums with displays of artifacts. This home is a notable and excellent exception. It has been restored with family items, set out as they might have been used. Touring the home is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Steffanie C
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the house with Marla and appreciated seeing our artifacts. Our curator has done an excellent job selecting...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018

I am so thankful that this priceless piece of American history has been so well preserved by the caring people of Lexington. The site is located within a residential area, a few minutes walk from the Visitor Center, off the Main Street downtown Lexington. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Carmenda
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the home and found our staff so informative and engaging. Our staff are very passionate about the...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Guides are very knowledgeable here and are interested in sharing their a bit of history with you. This is the place where Samuel Adams and John Hancock were warned that the British were coming. If you are in the area, add this to your list.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KatWat39
Reviewed May 20, 2018

My wife and I had only a short time in Boston area. We had been to Boston and stayed in Lexington before but were unable to visit this site. The tour was excellent. The tour guide told a lot of history about the house prior...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Denise R
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the home and found the information provided by our staff so informative for the rest of your activities...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

the actual house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams were when they were warned that the British were coming. A definite must if you are close along with Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern. You are definitely standing in the footsteps of American history

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KWindham
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Neat historical site in and of itself; would be worth the trip on its own, but tie it to the BUckman tavern (Well designed exhibits making history accessible to modern kids!) for a great easy two-fer.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

This was one of the best house tours I've taken in a long, long time. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot. I would highly recommend this tour if you are ever in Lexington, MA doing all the Battleroad sights. It's not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Nancy N
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found our staff so knowledgeable. We hope to see you again in the future!!!

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Response from emanukyan | Reviewed this property |
The house itself takes about an hour, plus the 15-20 minute movie beforehand. I would allow at least 1.5 hours.
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