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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 207 attractions in Boston
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the history...the high pews were neat, and it was interesting to learn they were made this way to protect the churchgoers from the cold. Very beautiful, plus nice gift shop.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

See Paul Revere's grave, John Hancock, and other graves from the 1700's. Very well maintained, the hosts were polite and helpful. Take time to read all the signs: this is our history and a look at brave Americans who risked their lives for their beliefs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed getting to see the Old North Church and took advantage of the "behind the scenes" tour through the catacombs and bell tower. For those looking for a little extra information for a little extra $ this is a great option.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, great History, It requested a $3 for a entry fee. Since there is no parking you will need to walk to the church. I wish they you could go to the steeple.

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Hummelstown
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's a magical experience to stand at the Old North Church and think of it's role in the America's fight for freedom. Please bring the whole family (as part of a tour or on your own) - it's easy to find - Boston is very walkable and there are lots of places to sit, relax, grab a bite and absorb... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Old North Church is along the Freedom Trail in Boston. All five of us certainly enjoyed visiting the Church. Only a handful of other sites in North America are as old. It has been lovingly maintained. It was interesting to see the pews with their backs at 90 degrees to the seats, as well as the boxed-in pews. It's... More

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Riverton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop! It is the original church, and has a great story to tell. They have someone there that gives you a little history, and it is well worth the time if you are like me and love old churches. It is almost at the end of the Freedom Trail, and helps make the Revolution come alive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A must see! We went there through the freedom trail and it was beautiful. Postcard view!! Took lots of pictures!!

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Fresno, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

When in Boston, we always come back to re-visit the Old North Church, with its historical significance. A chance to visit in the north-end is always a delight!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Be sure to include the Freedom Trail in your walking tour of Boston and follow it to the Old North Church. The Old North Church was instrumental in playing a vital role in the American Revolution. On the night of April 18, 1775, two lanterns were held high in the steeple as a signal from Paul Revere that the British... More

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