Lexington: Buckman Tavern
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Lexington: Buckman Tavern

A $7.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

Buckman Tavern is most famous as the place where several Lexington militiamen gathered on the morning of April 19, 1775, to await the arrival of British troops. When the alarm bell rang, signaling the enemy's approach, the men left the tavern for Lexington Common.

The interior of Buckman Tavern appears today very much as it did on that fateful morning in 1775, having been restored in the 1920s by the Lexington Historical Society. During this restoration, the original taproom fireplace was rediscovered and the bar was reinstalled. Among the many items on display is the old front door, with its bullet hole made by a British musket ball during the Battle, and a portrait of John Buckman, the proprietor of the tavern in 1775.

Redemption Instructions

*For an additional $7/adults and $3/children, payable directly to the Lexington Historical Society, Go Boston Card holders can receive a ticket to both the Hancock-Clark House and Munroe Tavern.

Tickets to the other two historic homes will be provided upon entry to the Buckman Tavern. Your Go Boston Card will not need to be scanned at the other two homes since the tickets will allow you entry.


November 25th through April 1st.
May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Phone: (781) 862-5598

Website: www.lexingtonhistory.org/

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This spot was the official gathering place of the men who left their wives and children for the battle that was about to take place. You can imagine the brave men sitting in the small tavern awaiting their fate. The property has been aptly restored. It gives you chills.

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April 2 through November 24th:
Daily tours every half hour, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

Take Route 95 North or South to Exit 31A labeled '4-225 Lexington.' Merge onto Bedford St/RT-225/RT-4 and follow it into Lexington center. Buckman Tavern will be on your left, and the Battle Green and Minuteman Statue will be on your right.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Red Line to Alewife stop, then board 76 or 62 bus to Lexington Center. No service on Sundays or holidays.


1 Bedford Street
(on Lexington Common)
Lexington, MA 02420

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At a Glance


1 Bedford Street
(on Lexington Common)
Lexington, MA 02420

Phone: (781) 862-5598

Website: www.lexingtonhistory.org/

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