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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 good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (27 reviews)
“self guided” (12 reviews)
“bullet hole” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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+1 781-862-5598
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buckman Tavern is part of the Boston Go Card. We enjoyed the tour of the tavern which is a self guided tour with a listening device that explains the history of the tavern and the part it played in the beginning of the Revolutionary...More

Thank Lavenderblast
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you not only enjoyed your visit, but also found the furnishing of the rooms so interesting. Our curator does a fantastic job curating all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used our Go Boston Card to go through the self-guided tour of the Tavern. We were each given a speaker system that explained what would have happened in each room of the tavern. Nice visit.

Thank KD D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An audio tour is available that allows you to take your time and experience this historic tavern. We particularly enjoyed the attention to detail in the restoration, the history included with unusual bits of information as you go from room to room. A discount ticket...More

Thank conline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful building preservation with artifacts. Self-guided audio tour convenient and informative. Great place to visit

Thank EastBayAdventurer
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was much cooler than the Hancock-Clarke House. It has some very cool exhibits and the tour was informative. Make sure you do this only on the 3 house ticket to save a LOT of money. Next walk to the Munroe Tavern.More

Thank DofDenver
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you found our new exhibit "Alarmed!" so informative and fun. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Didn't get to go in because of our late hour arrival. However, it was good to lay eyes on the historic tavern. Do your research and you'll appreciate just being here.

Thank suebob29
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Furnished in the Revolutionary War period, Buckman Tavern hearkens back to the founding of America. Available as part of a combo tour with other buildings in the area.

Thank megan0627
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As part of a small group we enjoyed a tour of Buckman Tavern and Lexington Battle Green. Our guide, Chris, engaged our group in a both fun and informative way. He was able to make history come alive for our group and tailored to tour...More

1  Thank gwarc2015
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you so enjoyed your tour with Chris and we will make sure your kind remarks are forwarded on to him. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a Boston Go Pass so decided to take this in as part of our pass. I'm really not sure if this is worth the $8 we would have had to pay if we were without the pass. The John Hancock silk vest is...More

Thank pvsmith2016
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USParkLover
How long does it take to tour the Tavern?
2 June 2017|
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Response from Stampercin | Reviewed this property |
the tour takes about a half hour or so
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59Traveler618
Is this an appropriate trip to bring a group of seniors citizens on? Is there a tour available.? Thank you.
24 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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