Buckman Tavern

Buckman Tavern (HMC4M)

Location: Lexington, MA 02420 Middlesex County
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N 42° 26.984', W 71° 13.801'

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In 1714, Lexington selectmen gave John Muzzey permission to keep a "Publique House of Entertainment." On Sundays townspeople came here for a hot flip and a warm fire after sitting for hours in the unheated church.

John Buckman owned this inn during the Revolution. He gave it a new double hip roof to provide more attic bedrooms, obliterating its "saltbox" roof profile. In later years it served as the town post office. The Lexington Historical Society induced the town to buy the building in 1914 to save it from demolition. Today, the town owns the Tavern and the Society maintains it.
HM NumberHMC4M
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 316617 N 4702120
Decimal Degrees42.44973333, -71.23001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.984', W 71° 13.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 59.04" N, 71° 13' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)781, 617, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Bedford St, Lexington MA 02420, US
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