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Address: 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113
Phone Number: 617-523-6676
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Description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War...
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.
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history in a place still alive

My uncle was in town for a visit, and this was one of his must-see places. Of course we learned about it in history class as children, along with learning about Paul Revere, whose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My uncle was in town for a visit, and this was one of his must-see places. Of course we learned about it in history class as children, along with learning about Paul Revere, whose house is, not surprisingly, a short walk away. There is a suggested donation, but no absolute fee; I'd suggest everyone make it anyway. This is an... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Easily accessible and you can take your time touring the church on your own-lots of information available-a must if you are anywhere near the North End of Boston.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Another site you must go see if you grew up in the US. The history is read in multiple languages, but just walking through the church is great

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Such history here! We were amazed! I, myself, learned so much from this experience. I never new about Paul Revere's connection here, etc.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had to see this and the Revere house. Both worth the traffic and parking struggles. Try to imagine what life was like in that time while you are here. How narrow the streets, how close the buildings are to each other. It was 25 degree C when I was there and it felt really warm even though there was air... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Who doesn't remember "one if by land, two if by see?" We loved visiting this bit of history!! The staff was extremely nice & knowledgeable!! This is a Boston MUST!!

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Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have never seen a church quite like this one. While not as large as I would have expected, one of the employees there offered up so much great information! Each pew is boxed in and you paid a yearly fee for your pew. You could decorate it and the high walls around your family were so that you could... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Apart from the history it's also a really unique church. They have a couple of guides that will answer all your questions. Also don't be cheap donate the suggested amount when you go in.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

So much of our history is up to churches to maintain. The church is still a worshipping congregation but makes itself available to history buffs with a suggested donation. The church retains much of the character from the time of the famous ride.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church with a ton of history to it. The layout is very interesting and like nothing I've ever seen. The private booths were so cool to see in person. I really enjoyed my stop here.

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