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Buckman Tavern

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Buckman Tavern

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Hollyrik wrote a review Oct 2020
Bellevue, Washington419 contributions190 helpful votes
We enjoyed the 45 minute tour conducted by Sarah at Buckman Tavern. As this was the only tour of a 1775-era building available during the pandemic, we were glad the Historical Society was able to maintain this tour in operation. Sarah gave us an excellent idea of how the building was used, and how it related to the 4/19/1775 events that happened right outside its front door.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ken Q wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, United States646 contributions139 helpful votes
Very interesting to see this piece of history from the War for Independence. Would be fun to visit in summer.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Scott F wrote a review Nov 2019
Spokane, Washington9 contributions
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On Lexington common and witness to the events of the day. Interesting self guided tour w audio and a very helpful/knowledgable museum staff. Well worth the visit. Seeing the artifacts and the musket ball hole in the old door make it more tangible.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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bcnett wrote a review Oct 2019
Stoneham, Massachusetts456 contributions353 helpful votes
The Buckman Tavern along with the Clark-Hancock House and the Munroe Tavern are owned by the Lexington Historical Society. It cost $10.00 for this tavern or $20.00 to visit all three museums. The Clark-Hancock House is the only one to have guided tours, the first tour being at 10 o'clock. You visit the two taverns on your own. The Buckman Tavern, which opens at 9:30, is located across from the Lexington Green. People could watch the April 19,1775 battle from the tavern windows. Some people actually fired shots from the tavern and shots were fired back at them -- the proof being the bullet hole that is in the front door. You are given a telephone to listen to as you visit the tavern. As you enter each room, you press a number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 depending on the room). Having just visited the Newport Mansions with their uncomfortable headphones and hard to work devices, I found the telephone to be a very easy and comfortable way to listen to the information. I wish that they also had these telephones in the Munroe Tavern. I was really moved by the important events that happened in these rooms prior to and during the Revolutionary War. I enjoyed seeing the kitchen, the women's dining room, the meeting room and the tap room. BEWARE there is an exhibit upstairs which we almost missed. The one we saw was on spreading news in 1775 as compared to today. I believe it changes from time to time. There is free street parking, if you can find a space. This tavern also has the gift shop for all three museums. There is a rest room. If you only have time to visit one of the taverns, I recommend this one. This one was more representative of a tavern and the telephones were easier to understand than what they had Munroe Tavern.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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toscwolfstar wrote a review Oct 2019
Chester, Vermont552 contributions129 helpful votes
We visited after a tour of the green. Our guide was very long winded and monotone. Almost put us to sleep by the tavern room. He also skipped a lot of things like the door with the bullet hole and many kitchen items. Some his "information" was different than what we were told on the green.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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