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Encyclopedia > Munroe Tavern (Lexington, Massachusetts)
Munroe Tavern, Lexington, Massachusetts.

Munroe Tavern is a Revolutionary War site, located at 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, Massachusetts, which played a prominent role in the Battle of Lexington and Concord. It was first opened by William Munroe who had been exciled to the United States some years prior and is now preserved as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society and is open weekends starting April 16, and daily from May 30 - October 30. An admission fee is charged. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2319x1607, 904 KB) Monroe Tavern, Lexington, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2319x1607, 904 KB) Monroe Tavern, Lexington, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ... The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and was described as the shot heard round the world in Emersons Concord Hymn. ... William Munroe was a 17th century Scottish soldier. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ...


Although the Tavern dates from 1695, its most significant role in American history unfolded within the span of 1½ hours some 80 years later.


On April 18, 1775, one day prior to the outbreak of the revolution, Munroe Tavern was a meeting spot for colonials owned by William Munroe, orderly sergeant of Captain Parker's minuteman company, and proprietor of the tavern from 1770 to 1827. At 6:30 p.m. that evening, Solomon Brown of Lexington, who had gone to the market in Boston, returned and reported to Munroe that he had passed a patrol of British soldiers. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... ...


Indeed a large force of British troops arrived at Lexington before dawn the next morning, on April 19, 1775, beginning the Battle of Lexington and Concord. That afternoon the tavern served as the headquarters for Brigadier General Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, and his one thousand reinforcements. The British occupied the tavern for one and one-half hours, during which time the dining room was converted into a field hospital for the wounded while exhausted British soldiers consumed liberal quantities of food and drink. The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and was described as the shot heard round the world in Emersons Concord Hymn. ... Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland (14 August 1742 - 10 July 1817) entered the British Army in 1759, and married Lady Anne Crichton-Stuart, daughter of Lord Bute, in 1764. ...


President George Washington dined at the Munroe Tavern when he visited the Lexington battlefield in 1789. An upstairs room now contains the table at which he sat and documents relating to his trip. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first president of the United States under the U.S. Constitution. ...


 
 

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