We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hancock-Clarke House

203 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Hancock-Clarke House

203 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Recommended experiences in and around Lexington
from US$65.00
More Info
from US$356.32
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
Get to know the area
Go Boston All-Inclusive Pass
Sightseeing Passes

Go Boston All-Inclusive Pass

176 reviews
If you want to experience the best of Boston, and see what you want for one low price—be sure to try the flexible Go Boston Pass. Whether you're hoping for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly excursion, you can do it with your pass, since what you do is up to you. Highlights include visiting top area attractions—from museums to ballparks—and booking tours and cruises, all with your mobile pass.<br><br>Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
US$65.00 per adult
203Reviews1Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 149
  • 43
  • 10
  • 1
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
bcnett wrote a review Oct 2019
Stoneham, Massachusetts456 contributions353 helpful votes
This house along with Buckman Tavern and Munroe Tavern are owned by the Lexington Historical Society. Each cost $10,00 or you can visit all three for $20.00. The Hancock-Clarke House is the only one with a guided tour. We took the first tour which was at 10 o'clock. First there was a short video and then the guided tour -- an hour to do both. Rick did a great job telling us about the hour and the people who lived and visited there. The first inhabitant was Reverend John Hancock who lived there for 54 years. He was the grandfather of the John Hancock who signed the Declaration of Independence. Young John Hancock moved into this house at age seven after his father had died. The next minister, Reverend Jonas Clark, lived in the house for 50 years. (Only two ministers in 104 years!) Jonas Clark married John Hancock's cousin. John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying at John's cousin's and her husband Reverend Clark's house the night of April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere and William Dawes both arrived separately to warn them that "The British Were Coming". This house is located about 1/4 mile from the Green. There is parking behind the house. We enjoyed all three museums, but it your time is limited, I would suggest that you do this one. There is a rest room there.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
artchan93 wrote a review Sep 2019
Nussdorf am Inn, Germany330 contributions52 helpful votes
Paul Revere came to this house, where John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying while meeting with other American Revolutionaries, on his famous Midnight Ride to warn them that the British troops were coming to arrest them. Because of original pieces being exhibited in the house, one can go through the place only on a guided tour. The 45-minute tour is very informative and adds much to our understanding of the lives of people living through that period of American history. Buy a combined ticket to visit the Buckman Tavern and Munroe Tavern in addition to the Hancock-Clarke House if you have the time.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Donna D wrote a review Sep 2019
Michigan418 contributions31 helpful votes
The guided tour was very informative. She guided us through the house and let us ask her questions if we had any. Love history & this is a must see!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
likebeach wrote a review Sep 2019
Virginia Beach, VA, USA416 contributions124 helpful votes
Lots of original things from both families, even a waistcoat of John Hancock's. The tea table where Hancock, Clark and Adams took tea is still there with a plaque. The furnishings are lovely.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
KimberleySunCityWest wrote a review Jul 2019
Sun City West3 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful glance into American history. The Hancock-Clark House is right off the Lexington Green where the American Revolution started.This is the house that Paul Revere rode to on April 19th to warn that the British were coming! The docent who gave us a fabulous tour was a retired teacher, named John. He was full of history facts and delivered his message with great humor. This tour is a must. If you have time and love the history of the American Revolution, take time to see both Lexington and Concord. Your kids would learn alot about our history. Enjoy your time here!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Chris K, Manager at Hancock-Clarke House
Responded 29 Jul 2019
Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are thrilled to see that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with John and found him so informative and engaging during the tour. I'll make sure to pass along your feedback to John. Once again, thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again in the future at some point!
Read more
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Hancock-Clarke House