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Address: 1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809
Phone Number: +1 781-862-0295
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital...

Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital for the British Army on their retreat back to Boston from Concord on April 19, 1775. Later in 1789, George Washington paid a visit to the Tavern and dined in one of the rooms.

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Most Informative Tour Guide I have Ever Had!

My husband and I visited the tavern after visiting the Hancock-Clarke House, and we were expecting a similar tour/visit (which was great!). However, this tour went above and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the tavern after visiting the Hancock-Clarke House, and we were expecting a similar tour/visit (which was great!). However, this tour went above and beyond! You are given the choice of visiting the property with a guide or without. We chose to let the guide show us around. Our guide, in costume, shared with us that... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historian/guide was so knowledgeable you can imagine yourself being there during the British retreat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We lucked out and ended up with a private tour by a costumed professional guide. This house was used as a headquarters and field hospital by the British during the Battle of Lexington and Concord and there were a lot of neat artifacts to be seen. Washington stayed dined here after the war was over so there are some things... More 

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Holbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There is a film to watch and a tour given by a colonial character. It was a very good tour and gives you a British perspective of the battle. We enjoyed the 3-house package of this tavern and the Buckman Tavern as well as the Hancock-Clarke House. We thought the package deal was a good value and gave you different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

For a small museum we spent almost two hours first going through with the docent and the back through again to look more closely at the exhibits. Our docent Ben was a young man who was very engaging and while speaking from a script , had no issues going off topic to address our questions and offer more than what... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our small, yet engaging house museum. We are also pleased to hear that you found Ben so engaging as he is one of the key members of our guiding staff. We are... More 

Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I would guess that some visitors to Lexington might miss the Munroe tavern as it is a mile or so down the road from the cluster of other attractions in the town. I'd strong recommend making the trip, though. The house itself is interesting but also represents an unusual opportunity to hear about events from the British perspective. The bloody... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

On 7/16/16 our family visited the Hancock-Clark House and Munroe Tavern. Our tour guides (Jane and Liz) were very knowledgeable of the history of the properties as well as the surrounding area and impact in history of decisions and choices made. Jane was able to clearly make connections between key characters in history as well as describe the life-style in... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Munroe Tavern is a wonderful gem on the historic "Battle Road" in Lexington. The circumstances in which it became a site of interest to us today from the events of April 19th, 1775, are well displayed and interpreted by the house and guides. I visited recently on a visit home to the Boston area. I grew up nearby and... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and the interpretation of the the events of April 19th. We are also pleased you enjoyed seeing the "Pitcairn Pistols" and the story associated with them. We are still researching their back story... More 

Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Really enjoyed seeing the Munroe Tavern along with the other historical homes on the 1st Shot Tour. It was wonderful to see place that you have heard about in history and to close your eyes and imagine what it may have been like. This was taken over by the British and President Washington also dined here so it was interesting... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Munroe Tavern played an important role in American independence. The Munroes were patriots and the tavern served as a venue for the visit by President Washington as he came to thank Lexintonians for their role in the War of Independence. Munroe Tavern also served as a field hospital for the retrieving British regular army units as they headed back to... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the portrayal of the "British Side" of the day's events. We are always looking to improve our tour experiences and we hope that you have the chance to visit us again and see what improvements we have... More 

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