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Old North Church & Historic Site

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
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We took the guided tour of the Old North Church on our recent visit to Boston and really enjoyed climbing up the steep old stairs to the steeple, seeing the bell ringing area, the sanctuary, and the crypts below the church. We're not history buffs...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank imaterp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting view of church and the tower but especially the crypt. You'll learn a lot about how our colonists worshiped.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sheboygannancy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Disappointing visit. Not much to see or do. Visiting the adjoining chocolate shop was the highlight, although even that could have been a more in-depth and enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mahbube
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a hill, it is easy to see why this was a signal point to alert the populace of British troop movement. The church is a well preserved building representing a protestant church of the times and it is interesting to see the different...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed roaming this church and reading about the history. It was a quick tour for us about 15 minutes. They do not charge but ask for donations.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank buddhamamma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Boston and walked the Freedom Trail to take in the sights and the history. We did stop at the Old North Church. It is a piece of American History.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old North Church was pretty much top of my list for Boston. The building, though in need of refurbishing is majestic. When you walk in, you can feel yourself back in time. Let your imagination go and feel and hear history being made. Awesome!

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tour through the church made famous by Paul Reverie. Toured the steeple, church and crypts beneath the church. Well worth the money. Begin or end the tour with a visit to the chocolate store for a taste and demonstration of chocolate making techniques.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not take the tour, but attended the service. This was better than a tour. Talking the Minister and his folks who gave us their private tour was truly an experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should take a tour if you visit the Old North Church. The information provided during the tour help give you the historic perspective.

Date of experience: March 2019
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boydownthelane
March 1, 2019|
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Response from OldNorth1723 | Property representative |
The best place to take a photo of the lanterns in the steeple would be from Hull Street by Copp's Hill Burying Ground. If you'd like to attend the Lantern Ceremony itself, tickets are still available at... More
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Hayley1607
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Z4584ZMmichaeln | 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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void_null45
September 1, 2016|
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Response from GregC787 | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
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