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Old North Church

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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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so many choices to see historical sites. we did the trail and enjoyed that very much but even off that track there were even more choices. prepare for lots of walking. you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

so many choices to see historical sites. we did the trail and enjoyed that very much but even off that track there were even more choices. prepare for lots of walking. you won't want to miss anything. talking and visiting with the printers of posters was especially interesting. they were so passionate about their job and very obviously enjoyed what... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Just a quick walk through would spend more time if we would have had it. This is a great setting and all the history surrounding it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Architecturally, this is a gem of a church both inside and out. For. UK visitors, it offers a chance to see old box pews which are rarely seen in English churches as the Victorians ripped them out. Obviously, the main historical aspect is its role,in the start of the Revolutionary War when the beacons were lit to warn of the... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place with fascinating history. The mystery of who actually hung the lanterns created intrigue and it was wonderful to see one family declare in their reserve box who the real winner was. This church was clearly for the elite, with reserved pews enclosed and private, numbered and named. Nice summary of important things spread around the church. Well... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this church as a part of our trail of freedom walk and I strongly recommend this! you can get some intro on trail in the tourist centre in Faneuil Hall which is also must see!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love this place and walking in North End is always a treat. The church is free admission and a beautiful iconic old church worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful church in the downtown streets of boston. All original architecture from when it was built. So neat to see how things were way back when. Definitely worth putting on your list of things to see and do. Sadly we didnt get to attend mass there but Im sure its a beautiful one.

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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We followed The Freedom Trail and saw the Old North Church as part of the Trail. We were short on time so we skipped going inside the church, but it's very pretty!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to listen to a fun, informative presentation on the history of the Old North Church. Sit in one of the original pews or family boxes as a staff member tells you the well known facts about early Boston, as well as a few you probably didn't know.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

While walking the Freedom Trail, take the time to visit the Old North Church. Take the time to listen tot eh historical presentation about Paul Revere's ride and the role the Old North Church played in it and the ensuing Battle of Lexington and Concord the following day.

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