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Old North Church & Historic Site

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300 Years of History. 2 Lanterns. 1 Revolution. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s ride and discover the church where the two famous signal lanterns were hung, launching the American Revolution! Go behind the scenes and tour the bell ringing chamber...more
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
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+1 617-858-8231
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Everyone has to stop at this church to see the famous steeple that held the lanterns to signal the riders to Lexington and Concord. But there is a great behind-the-scenes tour ($10 per) that takes you up into the church bell-ringing chamber, and down into...More

3  Thank Denise F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 29, 2012

You can tour the Old North Church for free (about 15 minutes) but take the behind the scenes tour and see the historical bell tower and underground crypts. The tour is very interesting for history buffs and gives new meaning to .....one by land and...More

4  Thank TravelFoodieTex
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed our visit. Beautiful church with lots of history. The organ above was magnificent. Interesting views of the pews and what families used them.

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Reviewed yesterday

we visited the old north church a week ago. it was $8 or $10 to enter. you pay an extra $2 for the bell tower and crypt tour and since we thought it would be better, we paid the extra. the church has the history...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a great stop-you know about the revolution, but to see it right there is amazing! It’s well preserved, accessible, and interesting even if you are not a history buff.

Thank Haley F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is under construction so you can't really enjoy it at the moment. The Church now charges for admission which was always free entrance with a suggested donation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides at the Old North are very informative about this iconic place in our history. We took the bell tour and crypt tour, and that was very interesting.

1  Thank TNVOL1985
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is physical part of History and the narrated tour is excellent. You are actually sitting in the church pews of history.

1  Thank leo j
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the starting point for Paul Revere when he started his revolutionary ride. Quite a lot of the building is original.

1  Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to actually attend a Mass and were totally impressed! Great history, amazing albeit small, charming building and chapel.

1  Thank psbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this iconic church, where Paul Revere's famous ride took place, but were not too impressed with the rather plain interior. After visiting churches all over the world, this venue was rather disappointing. I have to be very honest and mention this, because this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for the full tour here (only 2.00 more than general admission). Well worth it. It’s about a half hour tour and you get to go partially up the bell tower and down into the crypt. They sho a brief video about the bells and...More

1  Thank 339KarenL
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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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July 26, 2017|
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Response from Z4584ZMmichaeln | 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
September 1, 2016|
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Response from GregC787 | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
May 15, 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.