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Address: 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Phone Number: +1 781-862-0295
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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. *Please note that Munroe Tavern is closed for the 2015 season. We will be re-opening in Spring 2016. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.*

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As the third of three stops, the Munroe Tavern presents the British side of the Battle of Lexington. The guide in this building was very good. While similar to Buckman and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
jkoz148
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Westland, Michigan

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Westland, Michigan
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

As the third of three stops, the Munroe Tavern presents the British side of the Battle of Lexington. The guide in this building was very good. While similar to Buckman and Hancock-Clarke, its a side you don't hear often regarding the American Revolution. If you have the 3 part pass, don't skip this one.

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Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was included in the package with Buckman Tavern and Hancock Clarke House. Recommend starting with the Hancock to see the video and learn of the days events from the guide. Buckman Tavern is self guided, but has audio with it. The Monroe Tavern depicts the use of the tavern by the British as a hospital stop on the way... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Historically important. Hopefully you will have an easier time paying than I did. Running a card seemed to be more than the mans capabilities. Patience is advised.

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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 apologize for any issues you had paying when you arrived at the Tavern. We have recently upgraded our credit card terminals to be compliant with the new EMV chip technology. As a result, we are still in a training period for some of our... More 

Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

we visited the Munroe tavern after visiting Buckman and Hancock-Clarke and it was an excellent balancing visit. Ben our guide presented the story from a human point of view both of those living there and of the soldiers passing through. Presented factually, knowledgeably and kindly , for me it was the best visit of the three and full marks to... 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 to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with Ben of the Tavern. Ben is a valuable member of our guiding staff and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to him. Once again, thank you for visiting... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I traveled around Lexington looking for a historical site. This was by far the best. Growing up in Philly I'm no stranger to Revolution History but the guided tour was fun, informative and interesting. Really enjoyed the tour guide and the help they gave me in experiencing the rest of Lexingtons History

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The place to go to hear the British view of the events of April 19, 1775 British stopped here to care for their wounded following the Concord Bridge

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

There are 2 sides to every story and this is the British side! Our guide was very knowledgeable! Well worth the walk!

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were lucky to have a one on one guided tour with a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who is part of the Boston Militia re-enactors. Learned so much with interesting facts and detail that made the "Shot Heard Around the World" and its times come to life. The tours start every hour but you came jump in at the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were in the area for a fife and drum muster - and soaking up American history. Our visit to Munroe Tavern was a highlight from start to finish. Our tour guide, Sally, provided great insights into the incidents which occurred here when the retreating British overtook this building and much about life during colonial times. Lots of "wow" moments... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's historic Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with Sally. Sally is a very experienced guide and is a valuable part of our guiding staff, your kind words about Sally will be passed along to her. We are also very pleased... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Quaint historic tavern showing the British view of the US war of independence . Well worth a visit and not just for the Brits but everyone too. MichaelBeskine

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