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Buckman Tavern, Lexington

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Buckman Tavern is a historic American Revolutionary War site associated with the revolution's very first battle, the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord. It is located on the Battle Green in Lexington, Massachusetts and operated as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society.
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  • Came to Lexington on a Beautiful fall day to tour the green and take the trolley tour of Minuteman Park. After my tour was over, I visited the 3 historic houses in town, you can get ticket for one... 
    Came to Lexington on a Beautiful fall day to tour the green and take the trolley tour of Minuteman Park. After my tour was over, I visited the 3 historic houses in town, you can get ticket for one...  more »
  • We travelled all over the Boston Area; Plymouth, Concord, Nantucket, Provincetown, Lowell and this was the only place that required masks. That is their right, and it's also my right to refuse to... 
    We travelled all over the Boston Area; Plymouth, Concord, Nantucket, Provincetown, Lowell and this was the only place that required masks. That is their right, and it's also my right to refuse to...  more »
  • Masks required (inside and outside). Currently 101 degrees and they required us to wear a mask because the Lexington Historical Society is requiring it. Seeing it was so hot outside, in the sun, it... 
    Masks required (inside and outside). Currently 101 degrees and they required us to wear a mask because the Lexington Historical Society is requiring it. Seeing it was so hot outside, in the sun, it...  more »
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  • Worth the visit. The self quided audio tour is okay, but worth seeing a site that was so pivotal in America's history.
  • A very lovely place to learn American history! I love the self-paced audio tour and guides there are very friendly and professional! A must visit in Lexington!
  • Ok, this review is really for the Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern and Hancock Clarke House. Some of the photos are of the Buckman and a couple are for the Munroe. I am a bit of a history buff so I really enjoyed this. They have quite a few historical artifacts to see and it was cool to see places George Washington actually visited. My suggestion would be to go to all three in one day; they are 4 to 5 room houses so they don't take long to get through (even if you read everything like me) but if you go to all three, you can make a nice afternoon of it. They are open till 4. We started just before noon and were done by 3:30 with a stop for ice cream as well. Two I believe are within walking distance but one is a decent hike from the others. Parking was not an issue at any of them, and I drive a 4 door truck.
  • We loved every moment from the start to the end. $8 for entry with self-guided audio, or, $12 for combined 2 tavernentry tickets. First, this is a historical old tavern site, not a drinking pub. They have a lift access and a toilet, and, entrance is from the attached store addition. The staff are super friendly ladies and a gent and very passionate and proud of their local history. They ggave us 2 maps. We found that the larger color maonwas useful to explore the area later. The building and the displays are small, but, interesting, comprehensive, and offer hands-on experiences for little ones, too. You will learn a lot about how the signaling of American Revolution happened with beacons, lanterns and horse riders and stories got twisted later by some fake news tellers as the event was told through the brag and the sensational journalism, like today. For the location, this tavern building is perfect start point of the historical visit to Lexington. Parking was easy along the park and the tavern next. (Ignore google map suggestion of parking at a garage blah blah then walk back and forth for several minutes) Don't forget to visit the little belfry site (reconstructed) and the wonderful city library across the park which tells that this tavern was once used as the town's library. The whole old town of Lexington is lovely with lots of bicycle riders, too. I I cannot believe that it is still in metro Boston area, very different and quaint like some continental European town layout to me. You will love this place.
  • Great self led audio tour through interesting exhibits. Rooms well laid out. Enjoyed going through at our own pace as well. During our visit there was an excellent exhibition on methods of communication during the revolution. This was my favourite part of the whole visit.

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