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Hancock-Clarke House

Hancock-Clarke House

Hancock-Clarke House Review

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere came here to warn patriots John Hancock and Sam Adams (who were staying at the house while attending the Provincial Congress in nearby Concord) of the advance of British troops. Hancock and Adams, on whose heads the British king had put a price, fled to avoid capture. The house, a parsonage built in 1698, is a 10-minute walk from Lexington Common. Inside are the pistols of the British major John Pitcairn, as well as period furnishings and portraits.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Hancock St., Lexington, MA, 02420 | Map It
  • Phone: 781/862–1703
  • Cost: $7; $12 combination ticket includes Buckman Tavern and Munroe Tavern
  • Hours: Apr.–May, Sat.–Sun. 10–4; June–Oct., daily 10–4
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  • Location: Lexington
Updated: 11-07-2013

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