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“The British are Coming!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Statue of Paul Revere

Statue of Paul Revere
James Rego Square, Hanover St. at Clark St, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #131 of 420 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: Cyrus Dallin designed this bronze statue of Revere riding his horse.
Essex, Massachusetts
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“The British are Coming!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The statue of Paul Revere, near Old North Church, stands for the ride Paul Revere took to Concord and Lexington to announce to the patriots meeting there that the British were about to disembark on our shores. This was just before the War of 1776, when our fledgling nation was struggling for independence from England. The horse Paul Revere rode that night was actually a mare, but it wouldn't have been "proper" for him to be depicted on a bronze statue of a mare, so the sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, put Paul on a rugged looking stallion. Mr. Dallin's drawing of this sculpture was the one chosen from hundreds submitted by Boston artists, after the City announced a contest for ideas of a statue for the Prado (James Rego Square) location.

Visited October 2013
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a beautiful bronze statue and I found it quite moving. Having studied the history of Boston I felt it important to see this statue as this man played such an important part in American history.

Visited September 2013
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“Just another statue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It would be just another statue if it were not of Paul Revere on his horse in front of The Qlld North Church. The two are synonymous with the outbreak of the American War of Indepenance.

The cast itself is quite good but cannot help but wonder if it was anyone else would b
We even bother looking at it?

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Nicely Done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you near the Old North Church, it's worth your time to see the Paul Revere statue. It's well presented and beautifully done.

Visited October 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“You'll likely see this on your way to Old North Church, though you may not spend a lot of time at it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

One way to take the Freedom Trail walking tour will take you right by this statue on your way to Old North Church, and there is a particularly interesting photo you can take that includes both the statue and the church. However, if you're not taking a picture, you'll probably not break stride on your way by. That's not to say that it's not an interesting monument, but it's in a city with monuments at every turn, and it's nothing particularly special.

Visited February 2013
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