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Old Ship Church

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17th Century Puritan Meeting House

This place is very, very special! A must see to appreciate it. The ceiling is like the frame of a... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2016
Shiraz-2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
A Special piece of history!

It I so interesting to see the inside of the Old Ship Church. It is not always open, so if you have... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2016
DianeStrats
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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13 Feb 2017
“very old and historic”
10 Jun 2016
“17th Century Puritan Meeting House”
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Built in 1681, Old Ship served two purposes: as a Meeting House where civic issues of the day were discussed, and as a place of worship on Sundays. Lively debates over the Revolution, the form American Democracy would take, and local issues such as...more
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107 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043-2597
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

We went for an ecumenical Thanksgiving service in which many heads of local churches were represented. A nice way to come together to give thanks to God as a community. We sat in partitioned off sections for 4-6 people which were numbered. I guess in...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2016

This place is very, very special! A must see to appreciate it. The ceiling is like the frame of a ship. So much history within these walls. They have tours with a guide by appointment only - Call 781-7491679 - so be sure to make...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

It I so interesting to see the inside of the Old Ship Church. It is not always open, so if you have the chance to go in with a guide, you will be on for a treat. The cemetery is also worth wandering around.!

Thank DianeStrats
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Old Ship is not just a church to attend on Sundays. It is the oldest church in our country in a uniquely beautiful building. In addition it offers free concert during the year to promote the arts. On December 13, 2015 I was among the...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2015

If you want to feel the essence of early New England, this is the place. Hingham is almost as old as Plymouth, (settled in 1633, just 13 yrs. after the Pilgrims) and not only beautiful, but easy to see, and uncrowded. This ancient church is...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2015

This church was originally constructed by shipbuilders thus its unique shape. Try to visit when open, if possible.

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Julianna D, Manager at Old Ship Church, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

While a lot is known about the architecture of Old Ship Church, we cannot say for sure that it was shipbuilders that built the Meeting House in 1681.

Reviewed August 22, 2015

The church is in the middle of repairs due to damage for the prior winter, but it was still very easy to see the beautiful interior and amazing structural elements. The attendant was very knowledgeable and explained the history of the church structural changes and...More

Thank Kari L
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful Music, Nice People, Very quaint. The inside of the church looks like an old wooden ship. A very old church.

Thank davetrumpet
Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is so amazing sitting in this church, viewing the hand-hewn beams soaring above while the choir sings. I have visited this church often, and can feel the pull of time, imagining the families through our history, what it must have been like during the...More

Thank PenelopeOdyssey
Reviewed April 21, 2015

This truly is a warm and welcoming parish. With a true sense of spirit, community and helping one another. The building is a unique and wonderful historic building worth a visit in itself. There are Sunday morning services held here as well as other events...More

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