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Address: 1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809
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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For a small museum we spent almost two hours first going through with the docent and the back through again to look more closely at the exhibits. Our docent Ben was a young man... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a small museum we spent almost two hours first going through with the docent and the back through again to look more closely at the exhibits. Our docent Ben was a young man who was very engaging and while speaking from a script , had no issues going off topic to address our questions and offer more than what... 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 thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our small, yet engaging house museum. We are also pleased to hear that you found Ben so engaging as he is one of the key members of our guiding staff. We are... More 

Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would guess that some visitors to Lexington might miss the Munroe tavern as it is a mile or so down the road from the cluster of other attractions in the town. I'd strong recommend making the trip, though. The house itself is interesting but also represents an unusual opportunity to hear about events from the British perspective. The bloody... 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Munroe Tavern is a wonderful gem on the historic "Battle Road" in Lexington. The circumstances in which it became a site of interest to us today from the events of April 19th, 1775, are well displayed and interpreted by the house and guides. I visited recently on a visit home to the Boston area. I grew up nearby and... 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 visit and the interpretation of the the events of April 19th. We are also pleased you enjoyed seeing the "Pitcairn Pistols" and the story associated with them. We are still researching their back story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed seeing the Munroe Tavern along with the other historical homes on the 1st Shot Tour. It was wonderful to see place that you have heard about in history and to close your eyes and imagine what it may have been like. This was taken over by the British and President Washington also dined here so it was interesting... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Munroe Tavern played an important role in American independence. The Munroes were patriots and the tavern served as a venue for the visit by President Washington as he came to thank Lexintonians for their role in the War of Independence. Munroe Tavern also served as a field hospital for the retrieving British regular army units as they headed back 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 you enjoyed your visit and the portrayal of the "British Side" of the day's events. We are always looking to improve our tour experiences and we hope that you have the chance to visit us again and see what improvements we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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