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Hancock-Clarke House

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Address: 36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
Phone Number: +1 781-861-0928
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John...

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 famous "Midnight Ride" to warn Hancock and Adams that British troops had left Boston.

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Drove by and stopped

Friendly, informative staff, excellent presentation and tour. Impressive restoration of a famous place in our history. Herb Garden is oldest Public Garden in US.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
wmknightst
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Warwick, Rhode Island

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Warwick, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly, informative staff, excellent presentation and tour. Impressive restoration of a famous place in our history. Herb Garden is oldest Public Garden in US.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was so informative! A guide talked about the history of the house and showed us where Hancock and Adams stayed when Paul Revere rode into Lexington. We saw Hancock's furniture and even George Washington's desk!

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

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 thank you for your kind words regarding our tour of the house. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazingly well preserved house with wonderful historical artifacts such as the table Hancock and Adams sat the night before the battle of Lexington and a table used by George Washington! Also of note is a first hand account of the incident from the diary of the owner of the house. All in all a wonderful experience! Highly recommend!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 is, by far, the best one. The tour at the Hancock-Clarke House starts off with a 15 minute video that's a great summary of the battle in Lexington. My tour guide was very knowledgable about everything in... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guides in period costume as well as a short video provide an interesting narrative to the important events that occurred there during 1775. The history of the house and it's occupants is also explained. Price is reasonable when purchased as part of the Historical Society's package of 3 different area houses.

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John Hancock and John Adams were taking refuge in this house on the night that Paul Revere made his fateful ride. Many years later a subsequent owner decided to tear the house down. The citizens of Concord were able to purchase the house but not the land on which it stood. In order to save it, the house was moved... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour and were able to learn about the interesting history of the house. Nancy is a key member of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding your experience with her will be forwarded... More 

Rochester,New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we had to wait a while for the next tour, and it was a little bit of a walk from the main battle green, it was a pleasant experience. There was cold water available and volunteers told us about the herb garden we could look at outside while waiting. The volunteers were very friendly and answered questions. The updated... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide, John, was fabulous! The period clothing and his knowledge of the site and the general history of the area were very well presented. He answered questions with confidence and additional background and support. Very Interesting!

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

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 and experience with John. John is an integral member of our staff and your kind words regarding his knowledge and presentation will be forwarded to him. We hope to see you again should... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The house was beautifully done to the period. Lots of influential people were there. However, the guide wasn't super enthusiastic. If you get the 3 house/tavern package do it, but if time or budget is limited, this can be skipped.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are sorry to hear that your tour experience was less than satisfactory. We are continually trying to improve not only our tour information, but the tour experience for visitors and we hope that you will visit us again in the future to see how... More 

Western Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

In history class you should have heard about the stand on the green and the meeting in the tavern but if you are like me you knew nothing about the Hancock-Clarke House. I found this to be a very history rich house and enjoyed my visit. This is a must stop on your tour if you want the complete story.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour and had the chance to explore this "hidden gem" in Lexington. We hope to see you again the next time you have the opportunity to visit Lexington. More 

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