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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 213 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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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Church has maintained its integrity as a historic site and worth a visit while walking along the freedom trail. Narrow isles make it not very stroller friendly but fortunately this wasn't an issue when we visited as it was during the off season.

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Kaysville, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the stops on the Freedom Trail we usually find worth spending the extra to actually go inside. There is a great sense of history here. It isn't really big and won't take long but is worth seeing. We weren't able to take any of the extended tours because we have had small children in stroller, or... More

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth it. You can't appreciate American history without visiting the ONC. Both my 12 year old and I thought the charts and the staff were extremely informative. A must see!

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very helpful staff. Cool place to stop and look around. Interesting info posted inside the church. We would have like to have taken a tour, but the scheduled times didn't allow with our travel plans.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must see spots on the freedom trail. Paul Revere's house is nearby. The church is so well preserved, you can look up at the church tower to see where the lantern would be just the colonists did.

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Athens, Alabama
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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Donation Requested. Beautiful Steeple. Cubicles are lovely and to sit in one offers a special feeling to your soul. The place should be shared for generations to come

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Take the behind the scenes tour! You can buy a ticket for $6 at the gift shop. On Friday of Labor Day weekend, I was the only person to purchase a ticket for the 11:30 a.m. slot, so I had a private tour of the bell ringing tower and the crypt! The guide was very nice and knowledgeable and welcomed... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited this as part of the North Side Tour offered by the Freedom Trail Costumed Tours. This was pretty much the highlight of my 4 day trip. Hard to fathom being inside the actual church that the 'one if by land, two if by sea' lanterns hung. Loved loved loved being able to sit in the unusual pew type boxes.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We walked past this on part of the Freedom Trail and decided to stop in on our walk back. We loved how the church is preserved as much as possible to still look like it was the day they hung the lanterns! I wish more information was available in writing that you could look at as you walk through. We... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For a small donation you can see the North Church. The inside has a beautiful organ in the upper part. There are boxes with the names of the family on the door. All the decor is still quite original. There is a lighted lamp in honor of Paul Reverse..one if by land and two if by sea. We did not... More

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