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Old North Church

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Address: 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113
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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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You can't visit Boston without going here.

Boston is about history, and to look up and see the church that Paul Revere made famous is awe-inspiring.

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boston is about history, and to look up and see the church that Paul Revere made famous is awe-inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old north Church is a very famous landMark as it was the start of the ride of Paul Revere to warn the colonists the the british were coning.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful old world style church! Very ornate and really intricate design. We enjoyed seeing it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This historic spot on the freedom trail is definitely worth a look. While there's no cost to enter, show them some love and drop a few bucks into the donation box-it goes for the upkeep of the place. It's interesting to imagine the history in this place and spend some time browsing around the church cubicles. There's a helpful person... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If only walls could talk - this church is full of American history. It is well-maintained and is still a thriving Episcopal church. We enjoyed our visit to this church so much that we visited twice during our trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely one of the most wonderful churches I have visited. Really a must see. The architecture is absolutely amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see this Church while browsing the Old North End. It was definitely beautiful inside and you can see all the history. It was a free visit, just asked for a donation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church holds the original pews with brass plaques and original family names and dates for the congregation centuries ago. In addition, it features true colonial architecture. It is simple, full of light and worth the time. Guided tours are available. We did not pre-arrange, or take time to do this. Those who wish to delve further into history, may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel to Boston, you need to have a PIC next to the George Washington Statue.... this is the very Iconic picture that represents the city...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk here is special - seeing the statues and for us, the Christmas lights in the Church. The pews all are named, and very much like they were originally. As with churches of the day, they hold the remains of some famous and not so famous but wealthy people of the day. Free, but leave a donation to help... 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.
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