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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice park by the old church, and plenty to see of the history of the church, which was interesting to see

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolacowan87
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked here from Quincy market. Its a very old cemetery, 1600's. The gravestones were so unique that I would love to request permission to make some drawings. There's markers explaining the history and who's who buried there. It's well maintained and respected.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helena W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love American history, especially the Revolution, you must visit! I’ve been here multiple times and never tire of it. So very picturesque inside and out so bring your camera. There’s a park interpreter inside who is always happy to answer your questions and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MamaCip75
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another of the several historic churches in Boston and of course the best known. It features a ton of history and plenty of information in the form of plaques and posters. Just a beautiful place! We didn't take the tour as it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old North Church apart from being the oldest in the area holds significant importance in the American freedom movement and has ties to Paul Revere (the man who rode through the night to alert American militia about the arrival of the British army). It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good tour guide! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth a stop, plus there are a bazillion yummy Italian restaurants all around!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

What history! Got there before the grounds closed, but the posted times of tours had changed from what we were given. So we missed the tour, BUT they were nice enough to let us walk ourselves through the auditorium for free and a young man...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rockstar89
Old N, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for alerting us to this issue. We're sorry you were unable to take a Behind the Scenes tour - our winter tour availability is different from our summer tour availability, and we've made changes to the website to reflect our current tour schedule....More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

A great stop along the walking tour, the garden and grounds are amazing. This is a great shaded spot along your walk!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cosk2
Reviewed 1 December 2018

One if by land... Amazing to see how high and narrow the lantern tower "is." There was a nice chocolate exhibit when we visited and an actor, portraying Emerson.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SarabethBlairSC
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Went here as part of a sightseeing trip. Was interesting. Walked around. Please know it costs to visit the church. But the freedom trail is free and well layed out.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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27 July 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
2 September 2016|
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Response from GregC787 | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
16 May 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.