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“Very interesting tour”

Hancock-Clarke House
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Due to reopen April 2017. Closed for the season. 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This house is the 2nd of 3 houses that make up the Lexington Historical Society, the 1st and 3rd being the Buckman Tavern and the Munroe Tavern. If you can visit them in that order, it will make the story each house tells chronological. You can buy a ticket which covers the 3 houses (12$ at time of writing). All of them are well laid-out, with clear signage and in the houses with guided tours, the guides were absolutely excellent. All the houses had good restroom facilities.

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed the tours. Our three historic houses have all been recently restored and include new visitor friendly restrooms on site.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited all over the area: Boston, Salem, Plimouth, and Lexington. This house was so full of the belongings and the events of the time. The Revere family owned the house, Paul Revere stopped here during his infamous ride warning the people that the British were coming, to find John Adams and John Hancock here. Crazy immediate! In addition, there's a seat that Sam Adams sat in, and a bullet hole from the Revolution in a door. I loved the tour guide-she was informative and fun! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Thank teachertravlr
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Tours start on the hour and we showed up just to enquire and quickly offered to join the tour already in session. The house is modestly filled with period furniture, some of which is original to the Hancock-Clarkes'. Each step on the creaky floor brings you back in time. But, more importantly the history of the home is the most impressive part, its occupants and visitors alike. There is a well done mini-documentary video played before the tour. We were offered to watch after the tour since we arrived late. The ladies of the house were very accommodating to us. Thank you for keeping history alive!

There is a small parking lot behind the house and a rest room on site.

Thank NekoCat
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

A very nice staff member let us sit inside until the official opening because of rain. We had an excellent and knowledgeable guide, but we had to share a tour with a group of descendents of Founding Fathers; some of whom thought it was OK to TOUCH the furniture twice, bore the rest of us with stories, and have conversations among themselves. Guide handled the arrogant group wonderfully!

Thank MB219
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

1. there is a small parking lot at back. Do not walk all the way from town center if you have seniors.

2. The tour is running hourly. We arrived at 2:35PM, and decided not to wait. So we did not have a chance to get in. We took several pictures outside.

3. All pictures and videos are not allowed inside.

4. Staff was nice, to offer us to watch some related video if we decided to wait.

Thank BostonMom89
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Thank you for visiting the Hancock-Clarke house and we are sorry you were not able to take the tour. You may be happy to hear that we recently amended our photography policy and now allow photographs inside all three historic buildings. Please visit us again for a free tour on us!

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