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Old North Church

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Address: 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
Phone Number: 16175236676
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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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History at it's best

The church is kept in good shape and it was interesting to see the insides of one of the old churches in the USA. Look for the organ upstairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is kept in good shape and it was interesting to see the insides of one of the old churches in the USA. Look for the organ upstairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited whilst on the Freedom Trail; entry is "free" but they ask for a donation of $3 per adult. Small but pretty old church, teenager thought it was dull but it's worth listening to the guide tell stories about Paul Revere and the history of the building.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was very informative and not expensive. The guides were great! We spent time in the crypt and went up to the steeple. Lots of history in this city. The church and the tour should not be missed!

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Williamsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church was nice. I enjoyed seeing the old pews, but that was about it. They asked for a donation at the door ($3/adult, $1/kids). There was no one giving any talks when we were there. The kids were unimpressed. The stairs leading to the upstairs were roped off. Glad I saw it but probably wouldn't go back.

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parma, italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How well preserved this old church. Especially intriguing is the peculiar shape of the pews, so unusual now, but that can tell a lot about life in 1700

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked through a variety of neighborhoods, including the home of Paul Revere, to arrive at the Old North Church. Staffed by knowledgeable guides to answer questions and includes interesting historical facts throughout. Part of the Freedom Trail.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last stop for us on the Freedom Trail. It is a beautiful church and free to visit- they only request a donation per person towards restoration and maintenance. My kids loved sitting in the old pew boxes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Church is one of the oldest churches in Boston its free and very clean. A great place to walk thru and listen to the history and everyone who works there knows everything about Boston

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Mercer Island, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having visited the Old North Church during the week, on Sunday Aug. 21, we attended the 11 a.m. service. Presiding was the assistant rector, who was very impressive, and gave a very good sermon.

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While visiting the North End my family group strolled up to see the Old North Church. It was an interesting place to see after reading about in history books.

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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.