The Buckman Tavern
Buckman Tavern was immortalized by one of Amos Doolittle's engravings, "The
Battle of Lexington." At the time of the revolution, twenty-three year old
John Buckman Jr., the landlord of the tavern, was a member of Captain
Parker's Company. After the first call to arms on the evening of April 18,
1776, forty Minute Men assembled at Buckman; many soldiers who lived a
distance from town spent the night at Buckman Tavern. Just before the
battle on the Lexington Green, Paul Revere went to the tavern to retrieve
a trunk of John Hancock's papers. Later in the day, several wounded
British soldiers were brought to the tavern for medical treatment.
Buckman Tavern is currently managed by the Lexington Historical Society.
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