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Old North Church

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-523-6676
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The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot.
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
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+1 617-523-6676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked to the North end to visit the church and happened to arrive during a presentation of the night before the American Revolution began. Enjoyed the visit and seeing the organ, clock and old chest!

Thank footfanatic
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were hesitant to walk in, but glad we did. A guide was speaking and telling of Paul Revere's ride. We stepped into a pew box and found a historic account and history of the family who worshipped there. Very intetesting.

Thank Gagens
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family and friends visited the Old North Church. The church is in very good shape, and the interior has been restored to what it would have looked like back in Paul Revere's day. Being in the church was a great experience to us. The church...More

Thank Sherlock6142
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being in this old church and hearing the excellent presentation was a trip back in time. This Freedom Trail site is free so do not miss.

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed seeing the inside of the church and commentary from the docent. Church building and statue of Paul Revere are impressive.

1  Thank BMMLGM
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was part of the Freedom Trail so we stopped by here and hung out outside on the bench. Lots of activity, in a great area.

1  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a must on our tour of the Freedom Trail. We walked to all of the destinations on the trail. It is located in the North End of Boston and walking there was lovely. The church itself is VERY small and when we were...More

Thank pamClifton_Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took free tour guides by park ranger that took us to North Church. Great Paul Revere stories. Inside felt history. Private pews with owners names. Huge organ. Lovely patriotic violin music in mall below

Thank Bowlerx_424
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the church past the Paul Revere statue with the beautiful steeple beyond is impressive. The box pews had to be purchased for parishioners to use them back in the day we were told. They're very uncomfortable!

Thank Marijayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is very unique as you can see the cubicle style seating inside. I believe it is the oldest church building in Boston. It is certainly beautiful inside and is on the Freedom Trail. Visitors can make a donation if they wish.

Thank Victoria N
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles and if you stop at each of the historic sites to see them it takes 5-6 hours. The Old North Church can be seen in a self guided tour in 15-20 minutes. They do have a guided crypt and bell... More
1 September 2016|
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
15 May 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.