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Address: 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
Phone Number: 16175236676
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for...

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.

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A very old church for USA

Paul Revere's Church. There's a lot of significance to this church. Any American should be interested in what happened here. Still an active church so be respectful and aware... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Paul Revere's Church. There's a lot of significance to this church. Any American should be interested in what happened here. Still an active church so be respectful and aware (especially on sundays).

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an amazing church. Young gal gave an amusing and information talk about history in this church. We were also able to sit in the pews and walk around and take photos.

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Steubenville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can see the steeple from many places but the church is actually somewhat hidden down a trendy street. It is a gorgeous building and combined with the history there-in it is so worth seeing.

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Military Base
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the stops on the very nice Freedom Trail walk! We enjoyed ourselves very much on a Saturday morning--taking our time visiting the North End area of Boston. There was a fascinating lady playing Ben Franklin's crystal harmonium (didn't know that he made that)! She was amazing - asking people where they were from and then singing a well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting to see the original church with its enclosed pews, those who owned them or sat there. The tour guide lecturer did a great presentation about the history of the church. Learn a little abou Paul Revere and Henry Longfellow. Only a donation is requested to visit the main church. They have a tour for $6 that we did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful church. Not ornate but interesting wth family cubicles instead of rows of pews. Free to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the interesting things about this church, besides it role with Paul Revere and a man in the bell tower whose name was lost to history, is the fact that it still holds services. It is interesting to sit in the pews of the time period and see the names of those who sat there long ago. Be sure... More 

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You really should see this historic landmark where Paul Revere hung two lights from the tower when the british approached.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second visit to Boston from the UK and this little gem still rates high on the list of to do... Excellent welcome as you arrive and take a seat inside in one of the little cubicles and get taken back in time by the resident speaker. This is part of the heritage trail so be sure to drop in and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very important part of the history of the revolution. This church has free entry and a donation is optional. They take the time to give a presentation on the history of the church and its importance in the revolution. It is in this church that they hung for a few seconds two lamps which could be seen in Charles... More 

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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.