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Old South Church

645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
617-536-1970
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Ranked #42 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's one of the great stops on the Freedom Trail and not to be missed. In many other cities, this would be the main attraction but there is so much history in Boston that it becomes just another great stop.

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Bedford, England
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222 attraction reviews
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Built 140yrs ago, this lovely church stands in Boylston St. opposite the Boston Public Library. It is free to enter and is definitely worth a visit. The gothic exterior is impressive and should be fully appreciated before entering the church. The interior is equally beautiful with the sanctuary being a highlight. Link this with a visit to the Public Library... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I think this church has the same exact style as trinity church, but with a bit less grandeur. However, this one is Free.

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Port Neches, TX
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived too late to enter the building but the outside alone was breathtakingly beautiful. It's across from the Boston Public Library, so you can do both at one stop.

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Curitiba, PR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Boylston street is such an inspiring street where the old meets the new. The architecture is unbeliable.

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White Hall, Arkansas, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My friend and I went in and spent some time just sitting inside the church. The architecture is beautiful in the sanctuary. It was wonderful sitting in a pew and taking in all of the history that had occurred inside the church. Not to mention that we were there during the Holy Week, so spending some time in prayer was... More

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Boca Raton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Why not? The Common the Freedom trail, the Old South Church! Have our History come alive. Take advantage of all people who will answer your questions.

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Munich, Germany
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Still today this church breathes the ancient history and you can imagine the importance. Make it a part of your Boston tour, study the history first.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This church is an excellent example of an historic colonial church. The architecture is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sagamore, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

On my recent visit to Boston, Ma, I was walking past Old South Church and decided to go in and learn of it's history. This was the meeting place of the Boston Tea Party. Not only is it steep in history, it was the architect and build was awe inspiring.

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