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“Buckman Tavern has a ghost”
Review of Buckman Tavern

Buckman Tavern
Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of 2018. This Historic Tavern is one of the few colonial era buildings still standing around the Battle Green and was used by the Lexington Militia on April 19th, 1775 as a gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 22, 2007

I toured the tavern the year of the 225th big blowout celebration of the revolution. At that time, I was told to join the tour in the room past the taproom as a tour had basically just started. The woman told me to stay behind at tour’s end so I would be able to learn the history of the taproom before I left. I wish I could remember all the expressions in English the tour guide explained using the taproom.

while I was trying to listen to the story of the taproom, I felt a persistent “pull” turning me to look back in the area of the secretary in the room just past the front doorway. I had been the last person out of that room. We proceeded to the entryway where the tour guide showed us the bullet hole(s) in the door from that fateful day. Someone asked if the upstairs was open to the public; she explained no. That same person inquired whether there was a ghost in residence. She said there was but would not go into further detail presumably due to tour duties as they were very busy that day.

Getting back to that “pull,” like I said I was the last person out of that room. The rest of the members in my group (we were all diverse; unknown to each other) left through the taproom and I remained as instructed. While listening to the new guide, I kept “feeling the need” to look back at the secretary near the window. Upon leaving the room, the chair had been placed in front as if waiting for someone to come by and sit down to write a letter. When I looked back the 2nd or 3rd time, the chair had been pulled out as if someone had backed the chair out and got up and out to the right. There was no one in that room as the tour hadn’t left the taproom!!

Since that time I have tried to find information about any possible ghosts at the tavern. I have not been able to find anything. I felt a very strong “green” presence. Perhaps a green dress, a woman named Green(e).

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Reviewed July 27, 2002

On our last vist to the Buckman Tavern, I had an encounter with a resident of that tavern. I have to tell you that I am a skeptic when it comes to ghosts and spirits, but after my experience in the upstairs bedroom off the front room, I'm a believer. During the tour, I was slow to catch up with the rest of the group who were in the front room. I was coming from the bedroom area when I felt a sharp tug on my hair. I turned around and looked. . . .no one was there. Then, it happened again in two sharp successions, jerking my head back. It was like a childhood prankster pulling my hair! It would be interesting to hear if others have had such an encounter there as well.

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