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“Living History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old North Church

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
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.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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“Living History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Boston is one of America's great cities, and here is yet another example of why: the history just goes on and on, and it is all easy to visit. My wife and I spent a pleasant June day walking miles and miles of the History Trail, and the Old North Church was one of multiple highlights. I love the fact that it is tucked into a neighborhood and becomes part of city life. On the day we were there many school groups were visiting, with the kids well behaved and seeming to take in quite a bit. Lucky are Boston area children, who have places like this for field trips.

Visited June 2012
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“What an awesome place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This church is so much a part of the United States history that you feel in awe when your inside. Exactly like it was when Paul Revere was a young boy bell ringer at the church and those two lights were hung from the bell tower. You can't get more American history than this!

Visited May 2013
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“A History Teacher's Review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Go. Don't ask. Just go.
If you love US history, this is a great little side trip! Every hour, a docent gives a speech about the history of the church, its place in American history, and life in the 1700's as a church member. Oh, and it's free!!

Visited March 2013
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“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

A great opportunity to step back into history. This building is so well preserved among the skyscrapers of downtown. The interior is very well-kept. From the back balcony you can almost imagine the reading of the Declaration of Independence. A few steps away there is a marking for where the Boston Massacre occurred. Do. Not. Miss.

Visited June 2012
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Westbury, New York
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“Must stop by”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

a three dollar donation is asked at the door to help with the upkeep of the church. tours are likely to stop in when you visit and you can listen to the five minutes of history lecture. If you are in Boston, you are going to visit the North End and if you are in the North End, you must stop and see the church famous for the night of Paul Revere's ride!

Visited May 2013
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