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Hancock-Clarke House, Lexington

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only surviving house associated with statesman and Founding Father John Hancock, who lived here for several years as a child. It played a prominent role in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as both Hancock and Samuel Adams, leaders of the colonials, were staying in the house before the battle. The House is operated as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society. It is open weekends starting in mid-April and daily from May 30–October 31. An admission fee is charged.

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  • Came out to Lexington on a beautiful fall day. Had done Minuteman Park and Lexington Green. I then visited the 3 historic houses in the area. This is the house in the Hancock family that Paul... 
    Came out to Lexington on a beautiful fall day. Had done Minuteman Park and Lexington Green. I then visited the 3 historic houses in the area. This is the house in the Hancock family that Paul...  more »
  • I thought I knew quite a bit about the American Revolution but the crew at the Hancock-Clarke house were Professioal, patient and extremely informative about night before and the day of the Lexington....  more
    I thought I knew quite a bit about the American Revolution but the crew at the Hancock-Clarke house were Professioal, patient and extremely informative about night before and the day of the Lexington....  more »
  • Masks required (inside and outside). Currently 101 degrees and they required us to wear a mask because the Lexington Historical Society is requiring it. Seeing it was so hot outside, in the sun, it... 
    Masks required (inside and outside). Currently 101 degrees and they required us to wear a mask because the Lexington Historical Society is requiring it. Seeing it was so hot outside, in the sun, it...  more »
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  • Across the street from the Hancock-Clarke House there is a sidewalk book swap. Found Thomas Paine's Common Sense...touching!
  • Great piece of American Revolutionary history. The restoration and researched stories are worth experiencing.
  • This was awesome. Better than the Buckman Tavern. The tavern played a critical part in the first action on the Green. So, it was the do not miss place for me on the visit to Lexington and Concord. After visiting the Hancock-Clarke House, I offer the house is the do not miss. With a live tour guide vice an audio tour and a much broader interpretation of the building, the house is a do not miss.
  • My son and I really enjoyed the short film as well as the guided tour. The guide was knowledgeable and really made the tour fun.
  • They kept the house mostly in its original condition. Felt like I was walking through a house from 1775. Learned a lot, nice front desk people.

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