The Paul Revere House
The Paul Revere House
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10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
About
The Paul Revere House is the home of legendary patriot Paul Revere, where he began the famous “Midnight Ride.” A rare example of 17th-century urban architecture, and a National Historic Landmark, it is the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston, and the only home on the Freedom Trail. Historic rooms contain artifacts from Revere’s era, including Revere family furniture and documents. One room is furnished with artifacts from the time of the first owner. Exhibits in the Visitor Center include beautiful silver made in Revere's shop. Visit to discover the true story of the “Midnight Ride” and the man behind the myth.
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The area
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Neighborhood: North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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  • Stephanie M
    84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reasonably priced.
    Only 6 dollars for adult. I always enjoy a walk back in time exploring historical buildings. I'm sure that this house was considered large for the time, but I couldn't imagine raising 16 kids in it! I also enjoyed seeing the Italian neighborhood.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Liz
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for History Nerds!
    If you are a huge history nerd like myself then you do not want to miss this place! It was very surreal standing in the house where of a man who played such a significant role in the American Revolution. There were guides in each part of the house who shared information about the rooms we were in which I personally enjoyed very much. The gift shop was small but sweet and there was a small museum as well with historical artifacts. This is not for everyone so I can see why some may find it boring, but it is truly a remarkable place to visit and appreciate.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 29, 2023
  • TheCityBreakers
    182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but worth a visit
    At only $6 to visit, this was the only paid-for attraction we went to in Boston. Small, but nicely restored over a hundred years ago, it is atmospheric and knowledgeable room guides bring the house and the Revere family to life. There is a tiny shop in which we found one of the nicest merchandising T-shirts we’ve seen anywhere. Well done to the people who run this historic attraction.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • J664FZthomasd
    Lake City, Florida3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Revere house 10/04
    Being a teenager during the US Bicentennial, my wife and I grew up learning about Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and the Sons of Liberty. To actually stand in his house, walk the streets that those patriots walk is a dream come true. a trip every American should make
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Steph S
    Bristol, United Kingdom94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best house in Boston
    This house is a great place to visit if you’re in Boston, it’s beautifully preserved. It is small so depending when you go it may be a little cramped in places trying to read information or view items. Sadly when we visited there was torrential rain that day which dampened the visit somewhat but the guides inside know their history and despite the small size it’s packed with original features. Definitely add to your list if you’re in Boston.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, New Jersey5,316 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    No place to park
    The admission price is reasonable and there is a senior discount. The house is small. They don’t allow any pictures but you can buy postcards of the rooms in the gift shop. There are only four rooms to see. The closest parking is 2 blocks away and it is $23 for the day which is not for those that just want to see Paul Revere’s house. There is a small gift shop and exhibits there.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Rashae Williams
    Yardley, Pennsylvania42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, pretty short, had a good time.
    We liked the tour here a lot! No need to book in advance, just pay there ($6 per adult), and the tour guides were awesome, we learned a lot and asked questions. I liked the history part. We had to leave our stroller outside and carry our baby through, not a big deal. In the end, the tour was really short, small house, which I didn't expect, but the courtyard is lovely and experience was great. Good part of the Freedom Trail.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 21, 2023
  • OrlandoMouse
    St. Augustine, Florida2,343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the architecture of the house
    This is located one street over from Hanover street in the North End, sort of behind Modern Pastry. It is reported at the oldest standing structure in downtown Boston. The house is open for tours. You can see how Paul used to live. Outside across from the house is the Paul Revere Square. It has some interesting metal sculptures such as a house with a window looking down on the street as well as another one which is sort of a relief map of the North End. Very cool.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
  • mamacooking
    Boston, Massachusetts742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small and interesting!
    We have walked by the Paul Revere House a lot of times but have never gone in. It was well worth the entrance fee and the forty minutes we spent inside. It is small but well done and interesting to see where Paul Revere lived. I recommend not ignoring it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • NYCSapphire
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile historical home visit
    Well restored house with a detailed history of Paul Revere and the facts and myths of his life. The docents were very knowledgeable and added color to the visit. Really happy we decided to go in.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
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Ryan S.
Boston, MA24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a great spot for history buffs or just tourists looking for something to do for an hour. It's $6 at the time of writing to get into the house and visitor's center, which for an hour or two's activity is a pretty nice price. This is not an all day activity, even for history buffs. I spent about 2.5-3 hours here, which may be on the longer side, as I asked many questions and took my time reading each plaque and looking at the items on display.
This place goes through both the midnight ride AND Paul Revere's life before and after it. The self-led tour does go directly through a gift shop, but it's really a small hole in the wall which can easily be walked through, and children could be led through quite easily. Pictures CANNOT be taken inside the actual house, but can be taken outside. When asked, the attendant said that it was due to picture right laws on some of the items on loan to the Paul Revere House from other collections and museums.
This is a great place worth visiting in Boston, and could be a great stop before or after lunch or dinner, as the North End is a great place to grab a bite to eat if you like Italian food. As this is a smaller area, I picture most people could go, except for those who cannot walk long distances (500ft+). There are many stairs throughout the tour, and tall individuals will have to duck in some doorways. The area can feel a bit small when it starts to fill up, but overall is a nice place to come, especially on slow days.
Written July 21, 2021
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TVDad
Tampa, FL1,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
It’s pretty cool to step through the house that one of America’s founding fathers lived in 250 years ago and it is relatively inexpensive.

It costs $6.00 to tour the four rooms the Revere family lived in, during the American Revolution. You will probably spend 15-25 minutes there.

Each floor has a guide to answer questions about the historic home. They don’t make a presentation, but will answer any question you have. And their answers are quite detailed. So ask questions! Lots of questions!

You will see Paul Revere’s furniture, kitchen, bedroom silver craft and you will learn how he earned a living and raised his family. You’ll see lots of amazing artifacts too. It’s great fun and a nice way to learn about this American patriot.
Written July 9, 2021
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Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Moscow, Russia515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
A historical landmark along the Freedom Trail. This is one of the oldest standing houses in the city. It was restored and now shows many artifacts specific to the time Paul Revere lived here with his family. There is a lot of interesting information about these objects and their famous owner. The house isn’t very big - it probably wouldn’t take more than an hour to visit it. Be advised it’s not permitted to take photos inside.
Written March 22, 2020
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Ryan
Lodi, CA142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
The Paul Revere house is a must see while in Boston if you love history. The whole story of it in history is really interesting. Learning about how his family lived takes you back in time and really makes you want to hear about his famous ride. The overall museum doesn't take very long but it is definitely worth doing and doesn't cost very much. The people that work there are very informative and seem to love talking about that time period.
Written October 23, 2022
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Paige R
Nashville, TN389 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Maybe if I had paid more attention the day they taught revolutionary history in school, I might have enjoyed it more. But still, being in a structure that is over 340 years old was pretty fascinating. The price of admission ($6) was reasonable, given the small areas of the house you actually see. The tour guides did seem very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions.
Written October 7, 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I visited The Paul Revere House in November 2021 while doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish. The admission ticket was $6. There was a line to get in but it moved quickly. The house itself was a quick visit. There were three rooms. Connected to the house and more interesting was a small museum about Paul Revere. It covered Paul Revere's life / career and the details of the famous Midnight Ride. I have a big interest in history so I thought it was worth it to pay the admission fees and visit the inside of certain stops. If you are not that interested in history like I am then I would just look at the house from the outside and move on.
Written December 1, 2021
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Liam D
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We came across the Revere House whist walking the Freedom Trail and decided to take a closer look.

The entry fee was only $6 so we paid to enter

It is only a small museum but decorated and furnished as it would have been when Paul Revere was living there.

There were volunteers in two of the rooms who were telling the story of the house and answering questions

Very interesting

Highly Recommended
Written October 11, 2022
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Gary B
Missoula, MT161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Revere House is on the Freedom Trail and is a great place to visit. A tour of this historic home will not take long, but visitors will get an overview of what private life was like for early Bostonians.
The home does not hold many personal belongings of Revere and his family, but the items it does contain and the architecture are very interesting.
The price of admission is still low, so take a half hour to explore the oldest residence in downtown Boston. Not much of the home (if any) is handicap accessible.
Written January 18, 2020
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Thanks for your review, Gary B. You may like to know that both the home itself and our visitor center are, in fact, accessible. This was a real priority to us, something that we were able to make happen when we opened the Visitor Center a few years ago. Visitors using our elevator can see everything (including our classroom and program spaces) with no stairs at all! We also have accessible restrooms.
Written January 23, 2020
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Matthew J
Buena Park, CA541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Paul Revere house is a worthwhile stop on the Freedom Trail. At $6 per adult (less for kids and seniors), it is inexpensive, and it combines the restored and furnished house with a mini-museum about Paul Revere as a silversmith, and Revere and William Dawes' ride. This is a popular stop, so expect a line for tickets, but the line moves quickly.
Written July 25, 2022
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Swim Girl
Chicago, Illinois28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Post Covid, it seems like access to historical sites in Boston has been hampered by staffing issues and a litany of bureaucratic reasons to not let the younger generation access historical sites. Churches were closed or steep prices were put in place for a 10-minute walkthrough at some sites. The hosts at the Revere site were gracious and informative, however. The North end of the Freedom Trail with the Revere site was the best and most legitimate leg of our trip along the Trail. This area of Boston is still real deal — it has not been overrun with high rises or high end restaurants smashed in between buildings of historical significance. Walk around the area, you gain an understanding of the profound, evolving impact that immigration has had in Boston from Patriots to the Italians population.
Written March 30, 2023
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