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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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Hancock-Clarke House Tour with Mardi

This was a spectacular jewel of a tour. It was well organized starting with a thoughtful and well produced video on the history. The tour of the home was intimate, informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
eafmurphy
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a spectacular jewel of a tour. It was well organized starting with a thoughtful and well produced video on the history. The tour of the home was intimate, informative and immensely enjoyable. Mardi was a gracious and expert guide, able to answer any and all additional questions. It was a great way to start our visit of Lexington's... 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 pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and your engaging tour with Mardi. Mardi has been an integral member of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding her demeneaor and knowledge will be passed along to her. Once again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many historical houses and the good ones all have one thing in common, they have highly engaging docents who can speak to the history and not be bound by a particular script. Today we had such a docent and she was highly engaging about the people of the house and the politics of the time during and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing visit with so much history being imparted to our family that we felt so enriched that we were fulfilled in our knowledge from what we have read and watch on DVD. It was so great to be in the home of a great family and families. Thank you so very much.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house had been magnificently restored to its early 18th century origins and is famous for the midnight ride of Paul Revere. He stopped here to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that they British Regulars were on the march to Lexington. The story has been retold and it is special to see the table and chairs where Hancock and... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time you get to the Hancock Clarke house on a holiday in New England, the chances are you've heard the story of Paul Revere's midnight ride several times. However, to visit the house he and his cohorts were actually trying to get to, and hear the tale of the events of that historic night whilst actually looking around... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 7/16/16 our family visited the Hancock-Clark House and Munroe Tavern. Our tour guides (Jane and Liz) were very knowledgeable of the history of the properties as well as the surrounding area and impact in history of decisions and choices made. Jane was able to clearly make connections between key characters in history as well as describe the life-style in... 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 and Munroe Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with Jane and Liz. Both are valuable members of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding them will be passed along. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doscent was very engaging and kept everyone's attention- including children. Very much worth the entrance fee.

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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 that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience and are pleased to hear your kind words regarding our staff and their abilities to engage our visitors. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit here, (my husband and 11 year old son). It was interesting to be in the same place that Paul Revere had ridden to on that historical ride as well as to see the rooms and to imagine how they may have appeared when Sam Adams and John Hancock were staying there

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016 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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