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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-0928
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Too much ancient history

I wanted to learn about John Hancock. I got a very long family history, great grandparents etc... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jamaal823
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Interestung historical home

I went years ago and then again recently. IT is MUCH better now, both exteriir and interior re... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
signemspencer
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Due to reopen April 2017. Closed for the season. 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
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+1 781-861-0928

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wanted to learn about John Hancock. I got a very long family history, great grandparents etc. The guide Judith was snappy with the visitors, quite rude to one man. I'd rather of looked at the house on my own.More

Thank jamaal823
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. I am sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience and wanted you to know that we value all or of visitor's experiences and strive to ensure that all visitors enjoy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went years ago and then again recently. IT is MUCH better now, both exteriir and interior re done to reflect the time of the Revolution. THe docent was super and had LOTS of interesting tidbits to share... really made the history come alive.More

Thank signemspencer
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to the Hancock-Clarke House. As a Society, we are constantly researching the houses as well as the events...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are less than a mile from where U.S. history begun, so we decided to walk and learn more details about what happened in rhe mobth of April of 1774. .. this was the first of three locations in the town of lexington.

Thank R_Marx2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased the three home tour from the Lexington Historical Society. Two of the homes were self-guided and the Hancock-Clarke home was docent guided. All tours were very informative and the guide at the Hancock-Clarke home was not only delightful but provided additional information and...More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fascinating tour after a pleasant walk from the center of town. The staff was very informative and we had a great visit.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was an outstanding historic home in which Sam Adams and John Hancock met with Paul revere before the fighting broke out at Lexington and Concord. My wife and I have seen a lot of historic homes This one felt more original and indeed contained...More

Thank JerryT M
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience while visiting. Our curator does an excellent job ensuring that each of our properties has original furnishings....More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Very nice review of the events that led to the American independence from the perspective of the people that were around Lexington at the time where some significant events unfolded. The video is very illustrative and the tour was truly insightful and interesting, for adults...More

Thank Joao B
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are very pleased to read that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience there and found the tour not only interesting but insightful as well. We are glad to hear that...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Watched a good 13 minute documentary on the overview. We then spent the next 45 minutes with John, a very knowledgeable guide as we toured the house. Interesting history and worth the money. Tours on the hour.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Informative and entertaining. Engaging and knowledgeable tour guide. There's a short film at the beginning dramatizing the beginning of the American revolution. Interesting to hear the stories of the Hancock and Clarke families and the roles they played in our history.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Due to time constraints and having to get back to Boston, I made a quick stop at this house because it was on the road that took me out of town. It's a very short drive from the Lexington Battle Green on Hancock Street. This...More

Thank Go2theZoo
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are sad to hear that you were unable to make it in time to tour the inside of the house, but are pleased to hear that you are planning a return trip....More

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2 June 2017|
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Response from emanukyan | Reviewed this property |
The house itself takes about an hour, plus the 15-20 minute movie beforehand. I would allow at least 1.5 hours.
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