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Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-858-8231
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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 and crypt. Taste colonial chocolate at a Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. Step into history when you visit Old North!
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
North End
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free but donations accepted. For $6 you can tour the crypt and bell tower. Church is still in use today.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there on a Sunday as a youth (maybe) choir was singing. It was a neat way to experience the church. The gift shop was nice as well.

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of the church and gift shop! We're glad you were able to catch a visiting choir singing in the space - it's really a special treat to hear music inside Old North!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old North Church is also known as Christ Episcopal Church. It is the oldest standing church in Boston (built in 1723) and still functions as a house of worship, but also played a large role in the freedom we enjoy today. It is the...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Edmund, we're so glad you were able to experience a visit to our site!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sites like this are what made our country, what an amazing piece of history. To see this in person was a huge item off my bucket list. Anyone who has the slightest interest in History absolutely MUST visit this site.

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you were able to check us off your bucket list, Nick! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church. The people inside were very knowledgeable and helpful about the church and the local area. I was there with my kids and they directed us to an online game that walked you through parts of the church - my 8 year old loved...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review and for taking the time to play our interactive Prince's Prowl game! We hold tours daily, and Captain Jackson's Chocolate Shop will have extended hours as we get closer to summer, so come back and explore the rest of our site...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to teach my kids about our history. Must see if your a History Major . My son was allow to ring the bell

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for bringing your kids to experience history at Old North, David!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for any history buffs visiting Boston! It is part of the Freedom Trail and tucked in the Northend of Boston. Check out the church and grab some great Italian Food after!

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review - we agree that the combination of history and great Italian food is a good one!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walking around and looking at everything. Did not have time to go inside, but will be back. Thought 2 days would be enough to see the city, but it is not. I love that the Freedom Trail is marked with a path of red...More

1  Thank Pauline P
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Come back and explore the inside of Old North anytime, Pauline, we have plenty of interpretive signage, tours, talks, and other fun ways to explore our site's history!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most Freedom Trail tours (or other North End tours) will take you by Old North, but I believe it's worth a separate visit (to see the interior, at least), too. Visiting the church itself is free (though I've heard that's changing soon) and it sits...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your thorough review, Courtney, we're so glad you enjoyed our guided Behind the Scenes tour! And yes, we will be switching to paid admission on May 1st - and we'll be offering more frequent church talks and other interpretive programming to go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take a tour of the bell tower and the crypts below the church. The church itself is well-kept and some of the pews are still occupied by descendants of the freedom riders.

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Thank you for your review!

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Hayley1607
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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
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.
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