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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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My favorite part of Boston!

Ii loved seeing the booths that people could reserve back several decades ago. I also loved how nicely they were kept. They have an organ inside the church, which was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ii loved seeing the booths that people could reserve back several decades ago. I also loved how nicely they were kept. They have an organ inside the church, which was really astonishing! and it still functions perfectly.

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Part of the Freedom Trail - very close to the end. Lovely old church in Boston's North End. Also plenty of Italian cafes close by to have a coffee. One by land - two by sea!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A statue of Paul Revere on horseback stands in front of this historical church. Great to bring kids studying American History. Paul Revere's house is only a street or two away. Furnished with period adjustable rope bed! "sleep tight" In the heart of the North End. If you visit in summer you can take in an Italian Feast~mini Parade of... More 

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Corning, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this as well as the USS Constitution while walking the Freedom Trail. It is very interesting and if your a history buff you must take the time and see as much as possible!

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was really an experience and lots of history here. You could almost feel the presence of those who used to sit in these seats. A lovely old church and gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You can see it's spire from all around Boston so you should walk over there on the Freedom Trail! It is very well preserved and you get to learn about who lit the lanterns and see the inside of the church. There is a "church guy" inside to answer questions about the building and the pews (which have brass plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What an experience to see how the church members, at the time, bought thier seating areas and were enclosed. A rediscovered wall with an original window. History at its best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is on the Freedom Trail so easy to stop in. No tour when we were there but the person taking the donation for entry did give us some information and there are signs telling about the history. Really enjoyed both the church and the garden behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Old North Church was a landmark I didn't want to miss during a short business trip to Boston. It was a charming, however, they do ask for a $3.00 donation to enter. We were on a bit of a time crunch, so we just looked through the glass at the sanctuary, which was very lovely. The brass name plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This church is really beautiful - and unique. The seats are broken into individual little spaces that long ago people would purchase to worship there - they have plaques on the doors of who "owned" that spot. Interesting history.

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