Lexington: Hancock Clarke House
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Lexington: Hancock Clarke House

The Hancock Clarke House is central to the story surrounding the start of the American Revolution. Home to two local ministers, Reverends John Hancock and Jonas Clarke, this house was the destination of Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous midnight ride of April 18, 1775.

On that evening, legendary patriots John Hancock and Samuel Adams were guests of Reverend Clarke. Joseph Warren of Boston sent Revere and Dawes to the Hancock Clarke House to warn them and avert their possible capture by the British.

Today, the house contains furnishings and portraits owned by the Hancock and Clarke families and features a new film describing important facts from that first battle of the Revolution.

Redemption Instructions

*Admission to the Hancock Clarke House includes admission to Buckman Tavern and Munroe Tavern (a $15 value).

Tickets to the other two historic homes will be provided upon entry to the Hancock Clarke House. 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: http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/

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Revolutionary heroes like Sam Adams and John Hancock stayed here in anticipation of the Battle of Lexington. Then Paul Revere stopped by to warn that the British were coming! Incredibly historic. Actually all 3 of the featured Lexington homes are. A must see for history buffs.

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April 2-May 27:
Weekends only, Tours every hour from 10:00 am-4:00 pm
May 28-November 24th:
Daily, Tours every hour, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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 toward Lexington center. After passing Stop & Shop Market and gas station on right, go left onto Harrington Road and immediately left onto Hancock Street. The Hancock-Clarke House will be on your left at #36.

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.


36 Hancock Street
Lexington, MA 02420

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At a Glance


36 Hancock Street
Lexington, MA 02420

Phone: (781) 862-5598

Website: http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$12.00 $8.00