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Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-858-8231
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300 Years of History. 2 Lanterns. 1 Revolution. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s ride and discover the church where the two famous signal lanterns were hung, launching the American Revolution! Go behind the scenes and tour the bell ringing chamber and crypt. Taste colonial chocolate at a Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. Step into history when you visit Old North!
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
North End
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"one if by land"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Historic and beautiful church. This is where Paul Revere signalled the British were coming. Son's of Liberty activist who helped throughout the Revolutionary war.

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Reviewed yesterday

For all the times we've visited Boston, we'd never been here. The tour is great. Our guide, admittedly new, was very knowledgeable. It was a great opportunity to refresh the history of the area.....and quote the poem.

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Reviewed yesterday

No better place to sit and enjoy whatever you just bought at Mike's. Just as stunning as it looks in photos - an iconic Boston sight and a must when you're visiting!

1  Thank sarahgoeshere
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We think our Washington Courtyard or St. Francis Garden are great places to sit outdoors, people watch, and enjoy cannoli and other sweet treats from the neighborhood!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

History is amazingly brought to life by great narrators. The organ is awesome and sitting in the family owned squares is quite an experience. Must see

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank for your your review! We think that our box pews and 250-year old pipe organ are pretty great, and we're glad you agree!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old North Church is one of the historic stops on the Boston Freedom Trail and is still an active Episcopal parish. Tour booklets will give you the history, and there are information plaques inside and outside. The docents were more familiar with the history...More

1  Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review! We're glad you were able to chat with our church educators about the history of the building and learn about the origins of the Longfellow poem during your visit!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is where Paul Revere asked for lanterns to be hung from the belfry - "One if by land, two if by sea". This was the signal that triggered the midnight ride of Paul Revere. So much deep American History we were awestruck. What a...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting, Junius! We sometimes get a little awestruck by the long history of the Old North Church as well! And we're glad you found our gift shop to be the perfect place to pick up Christmas decorations - we hope you'll remember...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relive some of the Revolutionary War by visiting the North Church and the area around it in Boston. There is always someone near who can answer questions or give more information. This is part of the Freedom Trail that takes you to the most famous...More

1  Thank Martha F
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Martha! Our church educators are always happy to answer questions or chat about the history of the building and the Revolutionary War era!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time we reached Old North Church, the dark clouds rained upon us. A bit damp, Old North Church greeted us warmly as we pictured riders Revere, Daws, and others spreading the alarm that early April morn.

1  Thank dianel103
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a picturesque review - we're glad that a spot of rainy weather and the Old North Church were able to help you do a little bit of mental time-traveling!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very small but interesting church.. Not only the story of two lanterns in the tower interesting, but also how people used to purchase pew boxes.. You can sea an example of how some of these pews were decorated. If you have time, take...More

1  Thank Shigeabbott
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Shigeabbot! We're so pleased that our Behind-the-Scenes tour into the tower and crypt made the list of most interesting things you saw in Boston, and that we were your son's favorite site in the city!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history in this old church. Fun to walk through and take a seat in one of the old pew boxes. Stop here when your on the freedom trail.

1  Thank Alyssa M
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Old North Church & Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Old North Church, Alyssa! Sitting the the box pews never gets old, even for the staff who work here!

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Hayley1607
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles and if you stop at each of the historic sites to see them it takes 5-6 hours. The Old North Church can be seen in a self guided tour in 15-20 minutes. They do have a guided crypt and bell... More
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
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