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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-0928
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A wonderful stroll down from the Town Green

This was a fascinating tour after a pleasant walk from the center of town. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe P
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Bangor, Maine
Most Authentic and Original House

This was an outstanding historic home in which Sam Adams and John Hancock met with Paul revere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JerryT M
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
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+1 781-861-0928

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watched a good 13 minute documentary on the overview. We then spent the next 45 minutes with John, a very knowledgeable guide as we toured the house. Interesting history and worth the money. Tours on the hour.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Informative and entertaining. Engaging and knowledgeable tour guide. There's a short film at the beginning dramatizing the beginning of the American revolution. Interesting to hear the stories of the Hancock and Clarke families and the roles they played in our history.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to time constraints and having to get back to Boston, I made a quick stop at this house because it was on the road that took me out of town. It's a very short drive from the Lexington Battle Green on Hancock Street. This...More

Thank Go2theZoo
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are sad to hear that you were unable to make it in time to tour the inside of the house, but are pleased to hear that you are planning a return trip....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and emotionally excited about the history she was giving us. This would be a great tour for children who have had exposure to history in school.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I strongly encourage everyone to purchase the 3 house ticket, this house plus The Buckman Tavern and the Munroe Tavern. This house is about a 6-8 minute walk from the green. Take the short walk, you won't be disappointed. Learning about the excavation of the...More

Thank nkg1953
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 tour with Diane. She is a model interpreter and your kind words regarding her informative tour will be passed...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Wasn't sure about this stop at first, but I am extremely glad I went. It's a bit of a walk from the battle green in Lexington (about a half mile), but well worth the time. There is an intro video, and then you are taken...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very classic revolutionary era home, with an excellent guide, and fascinating info. See genuine furniture , floors and rooms there

Thank NanWoodward
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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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