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The Society’s Mission
The mission of the Lexington Historical Society is to be a premier interpreter of the events of April 1775, presented through our three historic sites - the Hancock-Clarke House, Buckman Tavern, and Munroe Tavern. We serve as faithful steward of all of the town’s history through time, managing an in-depth repository of Lexington documents, maps, artistic renderings and photographs from the Town’s founding in 1713 to the present time. We offer year-round history programming for all ages at our historic sites and our Lexington Depot headquarters, including curriculum-based programs on Colonial life and the American Revolution for school groups at all levels.
The Lexington Historical Society, founded in 1886, provides public tours of Lexington’s historic sites that played important roles in the Battle of Lexington: the Hancock-Clarke House, Paul Revere’s destination; Buckman Tavern, the gathering place of the Lexington militia; and Munroe Tavern, British field office and hospital on April 19, 1775. The Society provides year-round history programming for all ages. The Society has an extensive archives of Lexington history through the years, as well as rich collections of objects spanning the years from the Town’s incorporation in 1713 to the present.