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“The British side” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Munroe Tavern

Munroe Tavern
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Lexington, MA
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The British side”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful gardens, well preserved house. Female guide in period dress was very knowledgeable. You can get a close-up look at British "red coat" uniforms and learn how the house was briefly taken over by the British and used as a field hospital. Good audio enactments and film intro too. If you are in Lexington you should see this, especially in the summer.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hot summer day in Lexington, MA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visit time: noon on a hot summer Tuesday.
Air conditioning in this historic two-story colonial structure was perfectly balanced.
Period costume guide was friendly and knew her history.
The period raised bed flower gardens outside are beautiful.

Visited July 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for the kind review! The Munroe Tavern was recently restored and that allows us to have the comfortable air conditioning.
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Manitoba
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“no bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Unlike Buckman Tavern, this tavern does not have a bar. It is not set up as a tavern. It has been renovated through the years and just looks like a house. Well, It was a residence too during its time as a tavern. It is located a significant distance from Hancock Clarke House and Buckman Tavern. (A First Shot ticket grants entry to Munroe Tavern, Hancock Clarke House, and Buckman Tavern which saves money rather than purchasing individual tickets.) We didn't have a car so my husband and I walked from Hancock Clarke House to Buckman Tavern which was about 30 minutes. This place is historical because it kind if served as the British Soldiers' hospital during the war and George Washington stopped in here for a meal during a tour after he became president. No photography allowed in here. The tour guide was clear and knowledgeable.

Visited June 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the Munroe Tavern and our other properties. You may be pleased to know that we recently amended our photography policy and now allow photography inside all three historic buildings. I hope that you can visit us again sometime and take some photos!
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Branford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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“Special Attention”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We purchased the historical package to tour Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House and the Munroe Tavern. We enjoyed all the sites but we especially wanted to cite the Munroe Tavern and especially John Dennis, our guide. We were a small group of 5 on a late, rainy Saturday afternoon. After the standard tour, our group asked deeper questions of John, now knowing he was a history teacher in his 'other' life. We were all enthralled discussing history, relating it to today's issues, etc. An additional hour quickly passed. I just wanted to thank John Dennis for making our tour of the Munroe Tavern all the more special.

Visited May 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review and praise of guide John Denis. He is a wealth of knowledge and we are lucky to have him on staff. We will pass along your kind words!
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Loved this historical tour. Maureen was very accommodating and a wonderful guide. Our group needed an expedited tour, which she graciously gave us, and she still made the history of this place come alive. She left out the side commentary that becomes so annoying on many of these tours, and she left you feeling that she had actually been there during the war. The video was good, and it was helpful to have a British view of the war. Highly recommend.

Visited June 2014
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the Munroe Tavern and your kind review. We will pass on your words of praise to Maureen. She is an excellent guide and we are lucky to have her on staff.
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