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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

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Address: 21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113
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Description: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing...
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, will opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2011, We are open daily 11:30 to 5pmLocated along the Freedom Trail at the historic Clough House, which is owned by and conveniently located adjacent to Old North Church.With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen.We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only colonial trade experience and only colonial living history interpretive experience, our historic equipment, live demonstrations, interpreters and historic settings enable new levels of understanding how colonial printing affected communities and sparked a revolution in America.We seek to recreate this experience for visitors and school groups to Boston’s Freedom Trail and to rekindle the spirit of Samuel Adams who urged fellow citizens to join this “animating contest of Liberty!”
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A Small Shop that Operates on Donations

Some folks show up to work. Some enjoy what they do. When you get someone who truly loves their job, their enthusiasm in contagious. Such is the couple who worked this little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Gresham, OR

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Gresham, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Some folks show up to work. Some enjoy what they do. When you get someone who truly loves their job, their enthusiasm in contagious. Such is the couple who worked this little site on the day of my visit. As a retired history teacher, I can't speak more highly of Michele Chayka, the 7th grade history teacher-turned-18th century Printer. She... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really enjoyed our short visit to this place. The tour guide printer was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. The gift shop has some unusual and nice things.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Learned a lot and our daughter got to participate and make her own copy of the Declaration of Independence. The women demonstrating and explaining was great.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stop in to this tiny shop while visiting the North End and bring something inexpensive and yes entirely charming hand printed in this shop, I have bought reproduction 18th century money, cards and of course the odd declaration or two. It is great to have a choice sans plastic. http://bostongazette.org/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for chocolate and received a history lesson on printing and the revolution. The owner of the print shop loves his trade and is eager to share his knowledge. I will be back just to say hello. Great person and trade.

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Hempstead, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While I was focused on Captain Jacksons Chocolate Shoppe, my husband and friend wandered into the adjacent rooms and listened to the demo on printing in Colonial times, for quite a while. The young man had a passion and knowledge of American History and was able to really explain how the cotton "paper", ink and typesetting was made and make... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The staff is simply incredible I cant think of anywhere I have been where the people love what they do more! This is a printing press that is an exact replica of what our founding fathers used to print the US Constitution. They print a perfect match of the Constitution while telling the history of the printing press and shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A perfect place for tourists. We love to see how Bostonian dressed and how printing office looked like in old time. A chocolate shop besides the printing office caught my eyes. Girls tells chocolate history, where chocolate is from and how chocolate is made. Chocolate shop was my eye opening experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit. Tyler's (we think from his signature on our copy of the Declaration!) sheer joy and enthusiasm for the history both of the printing press and for his country was incredible,& made our visit really special. It was such a pleasure to speak to someone who has such unbridled passion for their work. This was definitely... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As you approach the Old North Church, there is a small sign that says "Declaration Printing" to the left. Don't miss it! Inside you will fine a wonderful little print shop and be hosted by a great historical interpreter. He is friendly and knowledgable and will print an authentic reproduction of the copy printed in Boston in 1776. This was... More 

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Address: Address: 21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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