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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 2018. 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (31 reviews)
“self guided” (14 reviews)
“social media” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339
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+1 781-862-5598
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"audio tour"
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"self guided"
in 14 reviews
"social media"
in 9 reviews
"own pace"
in 9 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 6 reviews
"lexington green"
in 17 reviews
"meeting place"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"second floor"
in 6 reviews
"the hancock clarke house"
in 13 reviews
"across the street"
in 11 reviews
"revolutionary war"
in 14 reviews
"worthwhile stop"
in 2 reviews
"post office"
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"admission fee"
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"special exhibit"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the audio tour of Buckman Tavern and it was well worth it. What a quaint little house/tavern, right in the midst of one of the most important historical events in our country. The tavern room was my favorite. I would love to sit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through Buckman Tavern was a treasure! We loved how we could picture the patrons sitting discussing plans or having an ale and how we could see the workers preparing in the kitchen! The upstairs exhibit to interest kids and teens today in what it...More

Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty little building. Nicely refurbished! Good selection of books and historic memorabilia to select from for interesting ing gifts and souvenirs.

Thank Alena W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buckman Tavern, located on Lexington Green, was one of the gathering places for the Minutemen. More than a place to grab grub and a beverage, it was a place where information was transmitted from person to person. On the second level, a display showing how...More

Thank dianel103
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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the historic tavern and our exhibit #Alarmed!. We operate on a rotating exhibit schedule and hope that you find a...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Thank goodness this building has been preserved and is still being used to tell the story of the battle that happened right on its doorstep! The downstairs rooms of the historic tavern are dressed as they may have looked in April 1775, and the upstairs...More

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and that you found our exhibit #Alarmed! so interesting and informative. We are constantly working to improve our tour...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This tavern was transformed from a simple house to various structure through time and finally ended up being a tavern.......nice restoration of the building, was amazed at the floors.

Thank Winnebago2010
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The museum routes you through the various rooms of Buckman Tavern with colonial period furniture and furnishings and ties in the directly related history of the beginning of the Revolutionary War. I thought the upper story of the building, with the theme of tying in...More

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to Buckman Tavern. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit and found our #Alarmed! exhibit on the second floor so interesting. We keep to a rotating exhibit schedule and we hope you'll find a chance to come...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Outstanding! We got the audio tour and walked the footsteps of the men who slept overnight in the tavern awaiting the British, who then ran outside and stood up to British troops. There's even a musket ball hole in the doorway of the tavern! Buckman...More

Thank Martin T
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Chris K, Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Buckman Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found our "#Alarmed!: 18th Century Social Media" exhibit so fascinating. Your kind words regarding the exhibit will...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Except Munroe Tavern is under repair indefinitely and Hancock- Clark house isn’t open until Memorial Day. That cut our plans short. It was interesting though.More

Thank bookrec
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Chris K, Manager at Buckman Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your recent visit to and review of Buckman Tavern. We're glad to hear you found your visit to the Tavern interesting. We hope you are able to come back and visit Munroe Tavern when it re-opens in the Spring of 2019 and we...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of history at this location. Great to spend some time and know how the tavern was used during the war with British. There is a free map at visitor center worth referring to if you don’t have a guide.

Thank Krish C
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USParkLover
2 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene L | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delay, about an hour.
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59Traveler618
24 September 2015|
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Response from Chris K | 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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