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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
North End
+1 617-858-8231
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Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely LOVED seeing these historical sites. Beware: There is some construction around the Paul Revere Statue which makes it hard to get a really good view of the statue!

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed yesterday

We did not do the guided tour which lets you go up part way into the steeple but instead did the self guided tour. That did include a presentation which was very interesting. The way the pews are set gives you insight as to to...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat in a box as did the original members of the church and enjoyed the presentation by the woman who gave the history of Revere's ride and what happened that night. The angels upstairs with the organ gave an added flair to the sharing...More

Thank Petteri L
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can't speak to the normal tour, but the behind the scenes was pretty good. It was very interesting and was especially cool seeing the crypt below the church. The tour covered information about the church itself, but it is historic because of how the...More

Thank TD363
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site offers so much more than I anticipated. Of course the inside of the church is interesting to see. Except when they are holding services, you can walk around inside the building, and there are guides on hand to answer questions. We paid $2...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here before but it has been awhile. We did not do the whole tour but that was okay as they had somebody in the church saying some of the history plus they have informative displays in the wall. GO!

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the 13th stop on the Freedom Trail from Boston Common. There is no entrance fee but you can leave a donation.

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I want to the old north church and had awsome time. It was awsome climbing the bell tower and seeing the burial crypts. The tour guide Doug was a pleasure and knowledgeable. All the staff was polite. I love the fact we got to see...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the full tour including the bell tower and the basement. Excellent piece of history on our founders and their families. Very cool church and a great neighborhood.

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful church and the history is magnificent! This was a a wonderful piece of historical insight.

Thank Marisa S
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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 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
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Greg C | 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.