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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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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
+1 781-862-5598
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

What a hidden gem in Lexington! This was our first stop on a day trip to Concord and Lexington. We stoppped to see the historic Lexington Green and were pleased to find the original tavern still standing. We debated purchasing tickets to go on the...More

2  Thank Julie J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Spent a nice visit with the audio tour so that we could move at our own pace and not feel rushed. The "Social Media" of the 18th Century display upstairs was both informative and enlightening.More

Thank Joe P
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you found Alarmed!, our exhibit that discusses 18th Century "Social Media" so informative and enlightening. Your kind words regarding the exhibit will be passed...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

They give you a device that you personally listed to recorded info on. Not a hole lot to see. Not worth the money uless you buy the package ticket

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Due to time constraints, I had to do a quick stop here. I was able to park and walk around this historic building, but didn't have time for the tour. It's been very well maintained. It is directly across the street from Lexington green and...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a nice historic tour and nice to see it preserved. Good for children who have had exposure to history in school.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Though there have been recent modifications and additions to this historic landmark, it still retains much of its 1710 charm. We visited around the 4th of July and expected lots of people, and were surprised that it was quite easy to walk in and get...More

Thank dimooreSeattle_WA
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great location to take anyone with some serious interest in the American Revolution. It is the location where several of the men in Lexington hunkered down while waiting for the Redcoats to arrive. It also includes the original door behind glass, complete...More

1  Thank Lisa H
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour of not only the historic part of the Tavern, but also of our new exhibit Alarmed! We appreciate your visit and...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The tavern is well maintained, the tour well organized. If you have time it is recommended to buy the ticket to two other attractions as well: the Hancock House and the Munroe tavern. Buckman Tavern was the militia's gathering place, the Munroe Tavern the British...More

Thank Ming Yang C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Once you pay the admission fee, the staff member gives you an audio device for your self-guided tour of the museum. The first floor has an exhibit room, as well as the restored tavern (four rooms). There are hands-on exhibits on the second floor where...More

Thank DBPhair
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The employees are informative and good with kids. The upstairs has a new exhibit comparing modern social media and the "social media" of the past, such as memes and political cartoons.

Thank JadeKatCos
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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.