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Old North Church

193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #12 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You came to see History, You must see this, it is simple, easy, take as little time as you want or as much.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Old North Church was the climax to our stroll along the Freedom Trail. We greatly enjoyed our whole day but the church itself was a fitting finale. It has an elegant architectural form, a great history and is reasonably interpreted to visitors. If you are in Boston for history don't miss it.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are walking the freedom trail this place is a definite take for history. Of course in the 1700's there were few buildings as high as the Old North Church and it was visible for some distance especially at night. Let one of the staff explain the real history lesson: In 1775 the British were expected to march on... More

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Torbay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There's quite a lot to appreciate about this church. It's been around since the 1770's so it holds a lot of history and it's still in use today so it is being beautifully maintained by a devoted community. Its white painted interior is quite striking and the seating arrangement is like nothing I've seen in a church before. There are... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting the Old North Church for 45 years. Our 17th floor view of Boston is filled with a vision of churches; Be certain that you are really visiting the Old North Church. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to Old North Church and soaking up the history of its role in the War of Independence. Very interesting also to see the allocated pews where people could buy their position in the building when attending services! I also loved the bell tower and the fact it was a pivotal component of the whole communication... More

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Bronx, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visiting the Old North Church is definitely a must for the history buffs. It is a walk at your own pace, go in and leave when you want. The atmosphere is really something else just to picture yourself walking through history.....but as soon as you walk in, that's really kinda all there is, the scale of the town with pop... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mother goose and Paul revere ....a walk thru history....a little scare to the kids is being in the cemetary when the church bells tolls at 9 pm.....but so much history....and try to imagine bring back a few hundred years....the early days of the Boston and the US

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Thomas D, Manager at Old North Church, responded to this review

Oops! It sounds like you got us confused with Park Street Church right next to the Granary Burying Ground. They are great, we're glad you liked it! Don't be alarmed, this actually happens pretty frequently; they're a big brick church with a tall white steeple, we're a big brick church with a tall white steeple. But if you're ever in... More

Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you take the Freedom Trail tour, you'll want to visit the Old North Church. It's fascinating to sit in the pew box and see how yesterday's people listened to the sermons. If they didn't get a crick in their neck from looking up at the preacher, they probably got a splinter in their bottom from sitting on the old... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I loved our visit to the Old North Church. If you are a history buff, then Boston is a great place to visit, and don't miss the Old North Church. The ONC is the place they hung the lanterns to signal to Paul Revere to warn the populace that the British were coming, as described in this famous poem Paul... More

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