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Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-0928
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Rich historical house, well preserved, and great guides

Neat historical site in and of itself; would be worth the trip on its own, but tie it to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cptwomey
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Carmel, California
Fabulous!

This was one of the best house tours I've taken in a long, long time. The guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy N
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
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Reviewed yesterday

Neat historical site in and of itself; would be worth the trip on its own, but tie it to the BUckman tavern (Well designed exhibits making history accessible to modern kids!) for a great easy two-fer.

Thank cptwomey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best house tours I've taken in a long, long time. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot. I would highly recommend this tour if you are ever in Lexington, MA doing all the Battleroad sights. It's not...More

Thank Nancy N
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 found our staff so knowledgeable. We hope to see you again in the future!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is about a three block walk from the Lexington Visitors Center and the Lexington Green. First you see a movie about the events of the engagement at Lexington and Concord that sets the stage for the house tour. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly...More

Thank pritchke2012
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour and found our staff not only knowledgeable, but friendly as well. We feel our friendly staff are one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the house of John Hancock’s cousin Reverend Clarke and the place that John Hancock lived as a young boy. Both John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying there (and sleeping in the same bed!) when Paul Revere barged in through the front door...More

1  Thank haveboozewilltravel
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The short film was good, but the personal guide was amazing! She put it all in perspective and intertwined all the different characters of the time. We learned more in this visit than in any of the other historical homes we visited. You have to...More

Thank Connie M
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for recent visit to and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed not only your tour, but your interactions with our wonderful guide staff. Once again, thank you for your visit and we look...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Guided tour, guide knowledgeable. Very good information. It is an amazing and humbling thing to stand in the same room where great people in history made decisions that formed this country. They were very brave.

1  Thank Joni B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Lexington area and decided to take in some history. The house was a very nice visit. Lots of information about the Revolution as well as the home specifically. Recommend to anyone who is interested in American history.

Thank viper19692
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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.

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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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