Buckman Tavern

Admission included
Please note: this attraction is closed for the season.
Buckman Tavern is most famous as the place where several Lexington militiamen gathered on the evening of April 18 and 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 and the 2010s 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.


Daily tours, 9:30 am-4:00 pm
2019 dates:

March 11-November 24

2020 dates:

March 8 - November 28


November 25- Early March, May be closed for major US holidays

Getting In

Present your pass upon entry.


Special Offer: Pass holders may receive a ticket to both the Hancock-Clark House and Munroe Tavern for an additional fee payable directly to the Lexington Historical Society.


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