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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-0928
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Best tour yet!

The short film was good, but the personal guide was amazing! She put it all in perspective and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie M
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Denton, Texas
via mobile
A piece of history.

Guided tour, guide knowledgeable. Very good information. It is an amazing and humbling thing to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joni B
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West Fargo, United States
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Due to reopen April 2017. Closed for the season. 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 good23%
  • 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 Street, Lexington, MA 02420
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+1 781-861-0928

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank viper19692
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

Thank jamaal823
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went years ago and then again recently. IT is MUCH better now, both exteriir and interior re done to reflect the time of the Revolution. THe docent was super and had LOTS of interesting tidbits to share... really made the history come alive.More

Thank signemspencer
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to the Hancock-Clarke House. As a Society, we are constantly researching the houses as well as the events...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We are less than a mile from where U.S. history begun, so we decided to walk and learn more details about what happened in rhe mobth of April of 1774. .. this was the first of three locations in the town of lexington.

Thank R_Marx2013
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We purchased the three home tour from the Lexington Historical Society. Two of the homes were self-guided and the Hancock-Clarke home was docent guided. All tours were very informative and the guide at the Hancock-Clarke home was not only delightful but provided additional information and...More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a fascinating tour after a pleasant walk from the center of town. The staff was very informative and we had a great visit.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was an outstanding historic home in which Sam Adams and John Hancock met with Paul revere before the fighting broke out at Lexington and Concord. My wife and I have seen a lot of historic homes This one felt more original and indeed contained...More

Thank JerryT M
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience while visiting. Our curator does an excellent job ensuring that each of our properties has original furnishings....More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Very nice review of the events that led to the American independence from the perspective of the people that were around Lexington at the time where some significant events unfolded. The video is very illustrative and the tour was truly insightful and interesting, for adults...More

Thank Joao B
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are very pleased to read that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience there and found the tour not only interesting but insightful as well. We are glad to hear that...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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