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Hancock-Clarke House

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Address: 36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
Phone Number: +1 781-861-0928
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John...

The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere stopped here on his famous "Midnight Ride" to warn Hancock and Adams that British troops had left Boston.

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Must See Stop on your Lexington & Concord Trip!

My husband and I are definitely history buffs, but even if we weren't, we would give this place a great rating. Your tour beings with a brief informative video, which is not... 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 are definitely history buffs, but even if we weren't, we would give this place a great rating. Your tour beings with a brief informative video, which is not boring at all to those of you less inclined to history lessons. The tour is guided, but it is well-paced. I was concerned it would eat up much... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and your experience with Lynn. Lynn is a valuable member of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding her presentation of the tour will be passed along to her. Thank you again for your visit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was my favorite house tour in Lexington. You start with a nice short film and then go on a lovely tour of the house where history was literally made. John Hancock and Sam Adams hid out from the British Army in this house and it was where Paul Revere found them on his famed midnight ride trying to reach... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the personal touch touring the Hancock-Clarke House. Our guide was very interesting, she didn't mind my questions and wasn't rattled if I stoped her to explain or ask about additional information. At the conclusion of our tour she helped let us find a great place for lunch and additional places not to miss on our visit to Lexington.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had a superb tour of the house with Richard, one of the wonderful docents. There is a very good introductory video with a concise and exciting summation of the events leading to April 19, 1775, and the house is filled with fascinating artifacts. Richard did a terrific job of combining the story of the events that made the house... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your expereince with Richard. Richard is a valued member of our staff and your kind words regarding his presentation of not only the historic events that transpired in Lexington but the lives of the townspeople... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived ands saw the movie about the house and beginnings of the Rev War. The docent gave a great explanation of the occupants and their involvement int 1775 Lexington battles.

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Holbrook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We enjoyed the colonial character tour and the film. The tour was entertaining and the young man we had was very good. He also had a great sense of humor.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were the last tour of the day, and the tour guide probably would have rather gone home, but he stayed to take us around the house, in great historic detail. You really felt like you were back in the time. It was fantastic. Bravo, Lexington Historical Society for keeping history alive in Lexington.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was a spectacular jewel of a tour. It was well organized starting with a thoughtful and well produced video on the history. The tour of the home was intimate, informative and immensely enjoyable. Mardi was a gracious and expert guide, able to answer any and all additional questions. It was a great way to start our visit of Lexington's... More 

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LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit and your engaging tour with Mardi. Mardi has been an integral member of our guiding staff and your kind words regarding her demeneaor and knowledge will be passed along to her. Once again,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited many historical houses and the good ones all have one thing in common, they have highly engaging docents who can speak to the history and not be bound by a particular script. Today we had such a docent and she was highly engaging about the people of the house and the politics of the time during and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing visit with so much history being imparted to our family that we felt so enriched that we were fulfilled in our knowledge from what we have read and watch on DVD. It was so great to be in the home of a great family and families. Thank you so very much.

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