We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old North Church

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-523-6676
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
More Info
and up
Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Personal Photographer
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“one if by land” (167 reviews)
“paul revere” (294 reviews)
“bell tower” (62 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
North End
+1 617-523-6676
Write a Review
Reviews (2,399)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,230 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Been many times to Boston- never set foot in the church until this time, glad I did! Very interesting, the box pews, each with a brass plaque with the names of those early colonists that made this their spiritual home. Not to mention the steeple...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Remember this is an active Epicopal Church so check their website for service times before you visit.

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun to take photos with Paul Revere's statue - Old North Church is an authentic piece of American history. Great to visit with kids to see part of what they study in school - makes that authentic connection so real.

1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 3 days ago

beautiful old church used by Paul Revere to warn the minute men that the British were coming. Still an active church today. Beautifully maintained

1  Thank travelcrazy51
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in the North End of Boston it is worth checking out but do not make a special trip. Lots of history and make sure you get a guide ( graduate college students) who give free guides. Very informative.

Thank hughjass74291
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the church Paul Revere set out from on his midnight ride announcing the British attack on revolutionary troops. While Revere did not attend this church, he did work there as boy ringing the bells. They offer a behind the scenes tour that takes...More

1  Thank tbooth42
Reviewed 6 days ago

We literally arrived minutes before they closed up for the day, but they let us in to walk around. This is a beautiful church that has been immaculately maintained. It was amazing to be standing in a place that played such a huge part in...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the great stops on the Freedom Trail. The church is pretty simple inside and the pew cubbies are very unique.

1  Thank jjbrady2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to see the place I'd always heard of. The brief tour was informative and helpful.

1  Thank FSHoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old North Church is easily found in the North End of Boston. Stands out and is still in great condition. The church is actually still a working church, so while you can tour it - there are times when church is in service. Beautiful...More

1  Thank Matt S
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
Nearby Restaurants
Bova's Bakery
724 reviews
.14 km away
Pizzeria Regina
2,086 reviews
.20 km away
970 reviews
.15 km away
Giacomo's Restaurant
1,260 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
North End
5,713 reviews
.23 km away
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
295 reviews
.05 km away
The Paul Revere House
969 reviews
.30 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
2 September 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
16 May 2015|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.