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Excellent LIVING museum

So many old homes in the area have been gutted and turned into museums with displays of artifacts... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Steffanie C
You will be in awe!

I am so thankful that this priceless piece of American history has been so well preserved by the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Hancock-Clarke House is closed for the season. It will re-open for tours in April 2018. 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...more
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36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

So many old homes in the area have been gutted and turned into museums with displays of artifacts. This home is a notable and excellent exception. It has been restored with family items, set out as they might have been used. Touring the home is...More

1  Thank Steffanie C
Chris K, 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 pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the house with Marla and appreciated seeing our artifacts. Our curator has done an excellent job selecting...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

I am so thankful that this priceless piece of American history has been so well preserved by the caring people of Lexington. The site is located within a residential area, a few minutes walk from the Visitor Center, off the Main Street downtown Lexington. It's...More

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your recent review and visit to Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are extremely pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your tour of the home and found our staff so informative and engaging. Our staff are very passionate about the...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Guides are very knowledgeable here and are interested in sharing their a bit of history with you. This is the place where Samuel Adams and John Hancock were warned that the British were coming. If you are in the area, add this to your list.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

My wife and I had only a short time in Boston area. We had been to Boston and stayed in Lexington before but were unable to visit this site. The tour was excellent. The tour guide told a lot of history about the house prior...More

Thank Denise R
Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House. We are pleased to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the home and found the information provided by our staff so informative for the rest of your activities...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

the actual house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams were when they were warned that the British were coming. A definite must if you are close along with Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern. You are definitely standing in the footsteps of American history

Thank KWindham
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 November 2017

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

1  Thank Nancy N
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

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 25 October 2017

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

1  Thank pritchke2012
LHSOC, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock-Clarke House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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

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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

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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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