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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This venerable 340 year old protestant cathedral is spectacular inside & out. Ben Franklin was Christened here!!! It has wonderful messages of love, hope and inclusion outside and inside. "Love thy immigrant neighbor as thyself" and "Love thy Muslim neighbor as thyself". The music changes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We walked past this building a few times on our way back to the hotel when we decided to pop in and explore. Worthy of a stop.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Across the street from the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church, it’s an easy stop. I love he old architecture of churches like this, bot elaborate and simple! You will not be disappointed in stopping for a Minute and wandering around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jekela
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know the age of the church but it looks old and is very cool in forms of architecture. Very enjoyable to look at and it only takes a few seconds. It is a little overshadowed by Trinity church across the street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed October 13, 2018

No guided tours. No entrance fees. The church is beautiful inside. There are a couple of guide pages @ the entrance to learn more about the architecture and other things about the church. If you speak to the friendly person near the entrance, they can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marykay K
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

To be honest I wasnt all that fusssed by the externals of the church. However the internals are lovely. Beautiful moulding and decoration and as I walked through the organist was playing wonderfully. Free and well worth a look. Wasnt open on the Monday I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I am not a member of this congregation, but I was welcomed to a service on a Sunday morning. I felt a lot of spirituality in this church and would visit it again. You could just stare at the building,and savor the history in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Here you see the story of the Bible told in stained glass. The main parables of the Bible are portrayed as well as the prophets and the Four apostles of the New Testament. The birth of Jesus, turning the water into wine at Canna, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a quick stop on the Freedom Trail. The church is a large church with seating booths like the old North Church. A beautiful pipe organ occupies the back balcony.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OhioTraveller
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The church is worth visit if you are around the area of Copley Square as the stained windows are definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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