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Buckman Tavern

1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
+1 781-862-5598
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
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“audio tour”(30 reviews)
“self guided”(14 reviews)
“social media”(6 reviews)
About
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...more
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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+1 781-862-5598
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"audio tour"
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"self guided"
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"social media"
in 6 reviews
"own pace"
in 9 reviews
"meeting place"
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"lexington green"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"the hancock clarke house"
in 13 reviews
"across the street"
in 11 reviews
"second floor"
in 5 reviews
"revolutionary war"
in 13 reviews
"post office"
in 2 reviews
"paced tour"
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"admission fee"
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"special exhibit"
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"young woman"
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"huge history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness this building has been preserved and is still being used to tell the story of the battle that happened right on its doorstep! The downstairs rooms of the historic tavern are dressed as they may have looked in April 1775, and the upstairs...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tavern was transformed from a simple house to various structure through time and finally ended up being a tavern.......nice restoration of the building, was amazed at the floors.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum routes you through the various rooms of Buckman Tavern with colonial period furniture and furnishings and ties in the directly related history of the beginning of the Revolutionary War. I thought the upper story of the building, with the theme of tying in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding! We got the audio tour and walked the footsteps of the men who slept overnight in the tavern awaiting the British, who then ran outside and stood up to British troops. There's even a musket ball hole in the doorway of the tavern! Buckman...More

Thank Martin T
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Chris K, Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found our "#Alarmed!: 18th Century Social Media" exhibit so fascinating. Your kind words regarding the exhibit will...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Except Munroe Tavern is under repair indefinitely and Hancock- Clark house isn’t open until Memorial Day. That cut our plans short. It was interesting though.More

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Chris K, Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recent visit to and review of Buckman Tavern. We're glad to hear you found your visit to the Tavern interesting. We hope you are able to come back and visit Munroe Tavern when it re-opens in the Spring of 2019 and we...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of history at this location. Great to spend some time and know how the tavern was used during the war with British. There is a free map at visitor center worth referring to if you don’t have a guide.

Thank Krish C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Buckman Tavern is located on the Lexington Battle Green. It was where the lexington soldiers waited for the British soldiers from Boston. A must see. Walk in the footsteps of the men that started the American Revolution and founding of the United States. Inside there...More

Thank KWindham
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Really cool exhibit that puts the Revolutionary War modes of communication in context of modern social media; great for thinking about Paul Revere's ride, etc. Wonderful multimedia exhibits on the gathering militia and use of drums to maneuver troopsMore

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience in our Alarmed! exhibit. Your kind words regarding the presentation of the information and the use of multimedia...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Audio tour was engaging and worth every minute. Decent price. The tavern itself was one of the best colonial taverns there are. Look for bullet hole in door from the battle of lexington. The upstairs Alarmed exhibit brings the colonial history into modern perspective...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Everyone should visit the special exhibit titled Alarmed! Kudos to the creators. The exhibit speaks so directly to what is currently happening in social media and politics. I encouraged the staff to create an online curriculum for schools. Missouri teachers of technology, history, politics and...More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed our exhibit Alarmed! and your kind words regarding the exhibit will be passed on to our Curator. We have started strategic discussions...More

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USParkLover
2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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59Traveler618
25 September 2015|
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Response from Chris K | Property representative |
We also offer private guided tours depending on the size of your group. For more information on setting up a private tour please visit our website or contact our Manager of Education and Interpretation.
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