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Address: 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: +1 781-862-0295
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital...

Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital for the British Army on their retreat back to Boston from Concord on April 19, 1775. Later in 1789, George Washington paid a visit to the Tavern and dined in one of the rooms.

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Colette Hill

Leslie is an amazing docent. The tour is so interesting and informative! I highly recommend this tour +

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leslie is an amazing docent. The tour is so interesting and informative! I highly recommend this tour +

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the three historical places you visit on the One Shot tour. It's definitely the weakest of the three. This tavern was taken over by the British while they planned their retreat back to Boston. Sounds exciting, right? They were there for less than two hours. So really it's a tour of an old tavern that became... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased that you found our timeline of the events on April 19th so informative. We are always trying to improve our interpretation of our historic houses and are in the process of improving the experience at Munroe Tavern. We hope that in the... More 

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

Guides in period costumes provide an informative talk on the history and historical events that occurred there in 1775. The talk was good and the price was reasonable when purchased as part of the 3 house package available through the Historical Society.

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

After visiting the Hancock-Clarke House and Buckman Tavern for the Colonial side, we went to Monroe tavern for the Redcoat POV. It was nicely presented and the video here was very informational. The tour guide was good, we also got to hear about George Washington's presidential visit and see artifacts of the Washington touched this variety -- interesting.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It is part of a 3 house package, but if time or budget is limited, do this one! We loved it. Well done house. Guides were college history majors but they knew a lot and handled questions well. They had the actual chair President Washington sat in. This was our favorite of the trio.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour and enjoyed interacting with our staff at the Tavern. One of the Society's goals is to not only provide historical context, but to have it delivered in an interesting and engaging way. We are always striving to... More 

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

I would think the British soldiers wondered what in the world all the fuss was about. Interesting part of the story that the British ended up here. I wonder why Washington chose this tavern to stay at in 1789? Was it the best one in town, the only one at the time, or was it just an accident of history.... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Interesting exhibit of the day of April 19, 1775 with a very easy to understand map. Our guide was overly talkative, she did know her history but went on a little too long for our taste.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great tour from Ben. Very well spoken and made the tour interesting for us. Beautiful restored home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Our visit to Munroe Tavern was exceedingly enjoyable and our pleasure and enjoyment was enhanced by the first class narration by Ben our tour guide, who was thoroughly informative. He was not only very professional in his conduct of the tour but also completely diplomatic in the presence of two descendants of the red coats.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour and your visit with Ben. Ben is a key member of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding his conduct during the tour will be passed along to him. We hope to... More 

verplanck, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Munroe Tavern told the story of what happens to ordinary people caught in a war zone. Our Boy Scouts got an idea of what it must have felt like to have the enemy invade your home. The house had many different faces from field hospital to a place where Washington visited in his early Presidency. It rounded out a wonderful... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you not only enjoyed your visit to Munroe Tavern, but that your overall experience in Lexington was such a wonderful time for your Troop. We are always happy to accommodate group requests and we hope to see your Troop again in the... More 

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