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Old North Church

193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
617-523-6676
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Ranked #12 of 214 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Yuba City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This church still has regular services. It's beautifully maintained. The parishioners sit in family boxes with gatelike doors. Originally families decorated the boxes with wallpaper and cushions...sweet..

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I found visiting this church very moving knowing that history from so long ago was involved with this very church. The oration provided when you visit is most informative.

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Long Beach, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Old North Church is beautiful. We were there during church services and got to hear the organ playing. The church bells ringing. It was so lovely.

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Topeka, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of history and it was so beautiful inside. Really unique. The pew boxes aren't something you see in many churches these days.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I didn't know over the years Boston filled in the harbor coastline adding land. The original water line was much closer to the church. I wanted to climb up the tower but the guide said no way! There is a great ancient graveyard a few blocks away which is also on the Freedom trail.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It's average to see. Not much involved. Walk in, see the booths and that's it. The speaker told a short story but not too interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

a very significant place in US history , the oldest church in town is both historic and atmospheric . So many patriots have been through these doors - great place

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting site. Convenient to restaurants, full of history and the guides inside have a lot to say and lots of knowledge about the church and how services were conducted.

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

it was a good visit. The historic value and a great walk all day thru the various sites. It was part of the overall Freedom Walk but over all pretty average experience.

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The church is beautiful, the box pews, which I had only read about were interesting. Families owned and decorated them personally. The gardens and park surrounding the church are as much a part of history as the church. Boston has kept the history of our fore fathers in step with being a bustling city. Stood in awe at the front... More

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