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Old North Church

193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
617-523-6676
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Ranked #13 of 212 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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Ballybunion, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You feel like you are back in time surrounded by patriots and patrician members of Boston's elite. Love the enclosed pews.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend the $6 tour of the crypt and bell ringing chamber! Bernard was an amazing tour guide!

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Flushing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have always seen it in books, but it is great to stand where history took place and think of the people that had gone before.

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houston tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful church! Make sure you give a donation to help keep this landmark open. Its location is deep in the North End area but defi worth the walk. Its beautiful inside and out so take plenty of pics and take in all the beauty. It felt so peaceful just sitting in one of the pews and feeling the... More

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Chicago IL
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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Well worth the hike north on the Freedom Trail. Interesting to see the divided main floor with booths bought by families to worship together. Don't forget to give a donation to help defray the cost of keeping this land mark open to the public.

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bronx ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Didn't go inside the church, but the outside was beautiful to photograph. So worth the visit for that alone.

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Bay Shore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tucked in the North End amid a myriad of excellent places to dine, you'll find this important slice of history. Patriots placed lanterns atop the steeple section of the church during the Revolution to warn of the British advance."One if by land, two if by sea" it goes, at least according to Henry Longfellow. The church as well as the... More

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Pro tip - be sure to visit the St. Francis of Assisi Garden. Admire the history of this special place while visiting here. This place helped shape American history.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We loved the church and enjoyed the guide's description of the church and the history connected to it. It was restful inside and got us out of the rain for a little while. We enjoyed our time there immensely!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

So much history in this place. I felt and wonder how many before me felt the same way. the meetings, the plots, the danger I living in old New England. A must see place when visiting Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall

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