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King's Chapel

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Address: 58 Tremont Street, Tremont and School Streets, Boston, MA 02108
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later...

Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.

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History presented in midst of city

Another great historic spot where the city was built around it. Very informative about this spot in context of Boston history. Very informative and interesting,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another great historic spot where the city was built around it. Very informative about this spot in context of Boston history. Very informative and interesting,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Georgian Chapel sticks out like a sore thumb against the cookie cutter colonial Boston architecture. The bell tower and burial grounds are a must as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful architecture, historic design, solemn sanctuary. Tourists, please mind your children and be queit to get the full affect of this hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever get the chance to wish our beautiful city this is a must see site.You will be amazed of the architectural design of this building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a very interesting Bones and Bells tour of this church. I've seen the inside of this beautiful church many times, but was not aware that the adjacent graveyard had no association with the church or of the politics that made it possible to build the church in the first place. Seen as the Church of England, no one in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was thrilled to find this Boston Landmark right across the street from our hotel! The building dates back to the 1700, but is still an active religious community today. The church is lovely with private pews, an elevated pulpit and the oldest organ in an American Church. There is a self guided tour available, with lots of explanatory signage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed seeing King's Chapel along with the cemetery that accompanies it. The pulpit was elevated and the architecture was spectacular. If you are on the Freedom Trail, you need to make this a priority stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our "Bells & Bones" tour, given by Will today was wonderful! We highly recommend this 45 minute tour of this great bit of Boston history. Climbing the stairs up to the bell tower to see the largest Paul Revere bell ever made was only one of the many highlights to this tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a piece of living history and still an active church. There is a graveyard dating from colonial times right next to the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great tour that offers a unique look into Boston's past. I'll definitely add this to my list of places to take out-of-town visitors!

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