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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
+1 781-861-0928
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My wife and I had only a short time in Boston area. We had been to Boston and stayed in Lexington... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denise R
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Denver, Colorado
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the actual house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams were when they were warned that the British... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
KWindham
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Vinemont
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Hancock-Clarke House is closed for the season. It will re-open for tours in April 2018. 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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
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+1 781-861-0928
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had only a short time in Boston area. We had been to Boston and stayed in Lexington before but were unable to visit this site. The tour was excellent. The tour guide told a lot of history about the house prior...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

the actual house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams were when they were warned that the British were coming. A definite must if you are close along with Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern. You are definitely standing in the footsteps of American history

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Neat historical site in and of itself; would be worth the trip on its own, but tie it to the BUckman tavern (Well designed exhibits making history accessible to modern kids!) for a great easy two-fer.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This was one of the best house tours I've taken in a long, long time. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot. I would highly recommend this tour if you are ever in Lexington, MA doing all the Battleroad sights. It's not...More

1  Thank Nancy N
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found our staff so knowledgeable. We hope to see you again in the future!!!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The house is about a three block walk from the Lexington Visitors Center and the Lexington Green. First you see a movie about the events of the engagement at Lexington and Concord that sets the stage for the house tour. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly...More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour and found our staff not only knowledgeable, but friendly as well. We feel our friendly staff are one...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This was the house of John Hancock’s cousin Reverend Clarke and the place that John Hancock lived as a young boy. Both John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying there (and sleeping in the same bed!) when Paul Revere barged in through the front door...More

1  Thank haveboozewilltravel
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The short film was good, but the personal guide was amazing! She put it all in perspective and intertwined all the different characters of the time. We learned more in this visit than in any of the other historical homes we visited. You have to...More

Thank Connie M
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed not only your tour, but your interactions with our wonderful guide staff. Once again, thank you for your visit and we look...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Guided tour, guide knowledgeable. Very good information. It is an amazing and humbling thing to stand in the same room where great people in history made decisions that formed this country. They were very brave.

1  Thank Joni B
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Lexington area and decided to take in some history. The house was a very nice visit. Lots of information about the Revolution as well as the home specifically. Recommend to anyone who is interested in American history.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I wanted to learn about John Hancock. I got a very long family history, great grandparents etc. The guide Judith was snappy with the visitors, quite rude to one man. I'd rather of looked at the house on my own.More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. I am sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience and wanted you to know that we value all or of visitor's experiences and strive to ensure that all visitors enjoy...More

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2 June 2017|
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Response from emanukyan | Reviewed this property |
The house itself takes about an hour, plus the 15-20 minute movie beforehand. I would allow at least 1.5 hours.
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