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Buckman Tavern

1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
+1 781-862-5598
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Buckman Tavern is closed for the Season. We will be re-opening in March of 2016. 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 gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours. Sorry for any inconveniences.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (31 reviews)
“bullet hole” (12 reviews)
“self guided” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool exhibit that puts the Revolutionary War modes of communication in context of modern social media; great for thinking about Paul Revere's ride, etc. Wonderful multimedia exhibits on the gathering militia and use of drums to maneuver troopsMore

Thank cptwomey
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 experience in our Alarmed! exhibit. Your kind words regarding the presentation of the information and the use of multimedia...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Audio tour was engaging and worth every minute. Decent price. The tavern itself was one of the best colonial taverns there are. Look for bullet hole in door from the battle of lexington. The upstairs Alarmed exhibit brings the colonial history into modern perspective...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Everyone should visit the special exhibit titled Alarmed! Kudos to the creators. The exhibit speaks so directly to what is currently happening in social media and politics. I encouraged the staff to create an online curriculum for schools. Missouri teachers of technology, history, politics and...More

Thank D3866DDjohnl
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed our exhibit Alarmed! and your kind words regarding the exhibit will be passed on to our Curator. We have started strategic discussions...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Make sure you purchase the combo ticket that includes the Buckman & Munroe Taverns as well as the Hancock-Clarke House. All three will give you a good perspective of what occurred on April 19, 1775. Buckman Tavern was the hangout of the local militia in...More

Thank haveboozewilltravel
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Using our own audio-guided tour gave us an excellent picture of the fateful day here at the tavern where the Minutemen gathered before and after the battle. Walking through the rooms at your own pace is a nice way to get a good feel for...More

Thank Nancy N
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our audio tour and that you found our staff so friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We took the self guided tour which gave us time to look at everything at our own pace. The audio is perhaps a little long winded, but does give you a lot of information. The ladies at front of house are friendly and helpful and...More

Thank phil52_10
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the information provided on the audio tour and that you found our staff so friendly and knowledgeable. Your kind words regarding their...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The self guided audio tour was boring at best. Don't waste your time .... go to the Harrison home around the corner.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting information. We didn't mind the self guided recorded tour. The house is really well maintained. We weren't too keen on all the hashtags. I understand why they were there but if we want young people to unplug and learn about history then giving them...More

Thank get1111
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Nicely kept facility. Lots of relics from the time period. The audio tour was very insightful. Ladies at the front were very nice and a real pleasure to speak with. Take the time to stop by and see a little bit of historyMore

Thank viper19692
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour and your conversations with our staff. Your kind words will be forward to our staff, who help to make our...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This Tavern is right across the street from the Lexington Green and was one of the taverns where Samuel Adams and others meet to plot overthrow the British Rule!!! We did not take the tour, but we visited the gift shop and walked the grounds...More

Thank Saleenirisgarden
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USParkLover
2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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59Traveler618
25 September 2015|
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Response from LHSOC | 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.
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