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Munroe Tavern

1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809
+1 781-862-0295
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This site is currently closed for a restoration project; I visited on June 17th. You can still... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carmenda
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Denver, Colorado
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Definitely a must see along with Buckman Tavern and the Hancock-Clark house. George Washington... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
KWindham
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Vinemont
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Munroe Tavern is closed for the season. The Tavern will re-open for tours in April 2018. 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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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is currently closed for a restoration project; I visited on June 17th. You can still visit and take pictures of the outside, but not much more. It will open again, some time next year; I was not given an exact date. Worth visiting,...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Definitely a must see along with Buckman Tavern and the Hancock-Clark house. George Washington stayed here when he visited Lexington when he became president. This is the original building that was here when the Revolution began. British used it as a temporary hospital

Thank KWindham
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Munroe Tavern shows Revolutionary War history from the British perspective, and being off the beaten path of the green, is often overlooked, but worth the effort to see, particularly if you can get John Dennis as your guide - he is an entertaining wealth of...More

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your visit to and recent review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour with John. He is a fantastic guide and your kind words regarding his tour will be forwarded to...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Another of the taverns from that fateful day, this one is about a mile from Lexington Center. The British stopped here on their march back to Boston. A very knowledgeable guide gave us the tour and answered all questions. I especially liked the gardens outside...More

Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

One of my wife's ancestor was a Munroe so the Tavern was of great interest. We enjoyed the artifacts, the video, and the comments of the guide. Glad we went.More

Thank Alex G
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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Munroe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Munroe Tavern. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and are always glad to hear when a Munroe descendant stops by. Let us know when you're back in the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We purchased the three house tour at the Lexington Visitor's Center. (Tip - the tours don't have to be taken on the same day and in fact I think we would have felt rushed to try and do it all in one day -- we...More

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

If you have a package ticket, by all means go see it. If not, don't spend the money. Hancock-Clarke house was a much better visit.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Joined a tour of this historic Tavern with an 18th century costumed docent on Saturday, May 27th. He was very well informed & enjoyable. We enjoyed visiting this site. Tour lasted about 30 minutes.

Thank monpah
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This tour runs at specific times only so make sure you time your arrival appropriately. This tour was very cool and informative. A lot of the furnishings are original and you get to see the treasured family chair where George Washington sat. There is a...More

Thank DofDenver
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Munroe Tavern is a short drive south from Lexington Green. The Lexington Historical society operates this and two other historic properties. We purchased the tickets that allowed us to turn all three. These tickets do not expire, so we may return tomorrow or next...More

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