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Old North Church

Address: 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
Phone Number: 617-523-6676
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Ranked #13 of 194 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful stop during my visit. Such interesting history about the church and lovely to view. Another must do if visiting Boston!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Worth a look if you're in the North End. I've never been inside (because I'm always there at night), but there's a little park next to it for cannoli-eating.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The grounds outside were pretty, but inside there wasn't much to do. You can't go up in the steeple and there's not much history you can learn. Admission is free, but with a suggested tip.

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As an Episcopalian, I was thrilled to attend 11:00am service today, celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Talk about History. As I sat and waited for the service to start, I started reading plaques that dated back to the mid 1700's. I sat in a pew once occupied by Theodore Roosevelt on December 28, 1916. The choir was one of the... More 

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Fitchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Talking about history. This is the church Paul Revere started his journey to Concord Massachusetts. The guides in this place are awesome they are very knowledgeable of its history and is very interesting to hear about it from them. It's a great experience and is part of this wonderful country.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the "oneith by land, twoith by sea" church where the light signal was sent, sending Paul Revere on his famous ride. Don't come to Boston and not see it.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent guide in the church. Lots of historical information. I felt like I was there with Paul Revere. Excellent Gift Shop.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Take a few moments to speak to the guides who are eager to answer your questions about the building, the pews, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Definitely make this a part of your visit to Boston's North End. The history nerd in me definitely had goosebumps. The church itself is beautiful and there is much to learn about the family booths, balconies, etc. Also, it is not widely known but there is a crypt under the church with a very rich history. I would suggest contacting... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

How many chances in life do you get to attend church services at such an historic location??? We attending Christmas services there and it was very nice.

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