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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 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Old North Church was my favorite site to visit in Boston. It is beautiful inside and outside, and it is amazing to be able to set foot inside of it and realize how much history it has and who used to attend church there. The pews are actually in boxes that people were able to purchase hundreds of years... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Old North Church is beautiful, with its sparseness and enclosed pews, and historic, given its role in the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. The neighborhood is lovely.

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Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I loved the old pews. But there wasn't enough information available about the history of the church unless we waited another hour for a tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It is still a church that allows tourist between sermons. Fascinating to learn where church goers sat and how they stay warm in the winters.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What's most impressive about the church is how you can see it from so many places around Boston and in Charlestown. The church itself is pretty normal, but its place in history (and poetry) can not be denied. Near Paul Revere's house in the North End. Worth your time.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

See some prayer boxes of people like Paul Revere....Hear some history and you'll feel like you are back in time in this place! Tour guides on site very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Very informative trip and worth a visit!

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Haslet, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I was really impressed with the Old North Church. It was well preserved, such a great experience to see how it had played a role in American history in different ways over the years.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There is so much history here. Look for the Bay Pew - hint, it is the one that looks antithetical to the Puritan ethic. It is a nice reminder that the world was very interconnected even back then. There are many other pews with interesting stories in addition to its famous steeple. Their website is full of information, so read... More 

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Norris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This was a really nice old landmark and the surrounding areas were very interesting. A short distance away is the Italian section of Boston which is really fun. It is incredible to walk through some of the oldest parts of the United States here.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Be sure to look for the booth Theodore Roosevelt sat in. The church and grounds have a lot of history. There is a gift shop next door.

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