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Lexington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Buckman Tavern

 
 
Buckman Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Buckman Tavern Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1962

 
Erected 1962 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 26.96′ N, 71° 13.778′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Street and Massachusetts Ave (Massachusetts Route 4), on the right when traveling north on Bedford Street. Click for map. Marker is located across the street from the Lexington Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bedford Street, Lexington MA 02420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rendezvous of the Minute Men (a few steps from this marker); Prince Estabrook (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Ship Memorial
Buckman Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Buckman Tavern Marker
The marker is on the bottom left of the front of the Tavern, almost obscured by bushes.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Buckman Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Minuteman (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of the Minutemen (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buckman Tavern. Lexington Historical Society webpage. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Lexington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Battle of Lexington. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. Battle at Lexington Green, 1775. The Start of the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world." from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Buckman Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Buckman Tavern
After assembling on the Green following the warning from Paul Revere and William Dawes, the Lexington Minute Men waited in this tavern for the approaching British troops on the night of April 19, 1775.
Buckman Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Buckman Tavern
Lexington
Historical Society
Buckman
Tavern
c. 1709

Gathering Place
of the
Lexington Militia
April 19, 1775
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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