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Buckman Tavern

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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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All reviews audio tour self guided social media own pace the kitchen lexington green meeting place interesting artifacts across the street second floor revolutionary war the hancock clarke house gift shop small museum on display first stop british troops
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the same tavern the Lexington minute men were in the night of April 18th and 19th 1775. These men marched out at 4:30 am to confront The British soldiers and to start the beginning of the greatest nation in history—the USA. A must.

Thank KWindham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To know the history of the Tavern makes one really stop and think about what must have gone through the guys minds as they left the tavern and went across the street to protect their land from the British! This is an amazing place to...More

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We loved everything about this historic inn. So filled with revolutionary war history you almost felt you could hear the guns being shot across the green. I highly recommend this tour if you love history.

Thank Sunshinemv
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We didn't have time to do the entire tour. It's a self-guided audio tour and the part I heard was definitely interesting. I'd recommend a visit, but you'll want to allow about 45 minutes.

Thank pandasgirl1009
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My family really enjoyed our visit to the Buckman Tavern. The self guided audio tour was great and really painted a picture of what it was like in Lexington on April 19th 1775. The upstairs exhibit is WONDERFUL and my kids ages 8 and 12...More

Thank Jessica W
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Buckman Tavern. I am pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Buckman Tavern. Our curator and exhibit design team will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the exhibit as well....More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We stopped in here on our Revolutionary War tour of the area and it was a good tie in to other things we saw and learned. You walk through the house with a headset so you can listen and look at your own pace. Very...More

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The audio tour was great at the Buckman Tavern. We visited with our 12 year old grandson, who is a history buff. He loved every minute of the visit. The tour really gave you a feel for what the minutemen experienced waiting for the British...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience in the power of the media. Free postcards and some interesting artifacts in the location where Captain Parker and about 70 Lexington Militia met in the early morning hours of April 19 1775.

Thank texmexfla
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We took the audio tour of Buckman Tavern and it was well worth it. What a quaint little house/tavern, right in the midst of one of the most important historical events in our country. The tavern room was my favorite. I would love to sit...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

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 tour and that the Tap Room was your favorite room. If you are ever in the Lexington area in...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Walking through Buckman Tavern was a treasure! We loved how we could picture the patrons sitting discussing plans or having an ale and how we could see the workers preparing in the kitchen! The upstairs exhibit to interest kids and teens today in what it...More

Thank Pamela B
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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.