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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
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
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
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.!
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
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
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
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
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