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Old North Church

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-523-6676
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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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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
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+1 617-523-6676
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved the way I approached Old North Church. There some very narrow roads leading up to the front door of the church. The front is not very wide, but you see the historic steeple as you approach. It is a beautiful building in a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Boston on a cruise and this was part of the trip. The guide was very good and gave an overview of how the church fit into the American Revolution.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed yesterday

Although just a building, being so visible and identifiable as part of the Freedom Trail will enhance the sense of history for school aged children. Older ones will appreciate the subtleties such as the individual worship-boxes in the church and their significance

Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting old Church in the heart of Boston. It is along the freedom trail, so you can take it in whilst doing the trail. It has an especially tall steeple. You can also visit and take part in a service if you time it...More

Thank steven e
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff gave an explanation of the historical significance of the church and talked about some of the interesting features, such as the organ and the angels decorating the gallery.

Thank JadeKatCos
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grounds here are amazing with the statue and everything else. We didn't go into the church, but it looked very impressive as well. A must see in the North End.

Thank YotaPwr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved everything about Boston. It was so neat to see these buildings and understand the history here. Everything is clean and well cared for!

1  Thank MLFrazie
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a real gem on the freedom trail. it is well preserved and set up with informative placards that you can walk and read while listening to someone talk about the history of the church. she was very well informed and friendly. try to...More

1  Thank amyintax
Reviewed 5 days ago

This church has been lovingly maintained in the same fashion as it has been for over a hundred years. Even though the spire had to be replaced several times due to storms, the interior is still magnificent and wonderfully simplistic. Charming.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The church staff are very helpful and have a good back ground of the history. It takes you back to a different time. Almost gives you a sense of patriotism.

1  Thank josephaF2454ZX
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
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There is no "charge" to enter. It's an optional donation to go towards the preservation of the site so that one day your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to visit. The reason the church is not ornate is because it was an Anglican Church (Protestant - rejection of popery)
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
Is Old North Church open on Sundays for tours?
May 15, 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.