We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: Closed
Book In Advance
All photos (243)
All photos (243)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Ways to Experience Old South Church
from $31.00
More Info
from $47.15
More Info
Reviews (214)
Filter reviews
148 results
Traveler rating
76
57
13
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
76
57
13
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews copley square boylston street stained glass windows boston public library worship service visited trinity pipe organ finish line boston marathon ben franklin freedom trail worth a visit congregation architecture gothic sanctuary organist
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 148 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited Trinity Church right before walking into Old South and I tell you, I spent longer in Old South. Nothing against Trinity (these are churches, it's kind of weird to be rating them) but Old South was less opulent but equally as beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This venerable 340 year old protestant cathedral is spectacular inside & out. Ben Franklin was Christened here!!! It has wonderful messages of love, hope and inclusion outside and inside. "Love thy immigrant neighbor as thyself" and "Love thy Muslim neighbor as thyself". The music changes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoveToTravelSamson
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We walked past this building a few times on our way back to the hotel when we decided to pop in and explore. Worthy of a stop.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Across the street from the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church, it’s an easy stop. I love he old architecture of churches like this, bot elaborate and simple! You will not be disappointed in stopping for a Minute and wandering around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jekela
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know the age of the church but it looks old and is very cool in forms of architecture. Very enjoyable to look at and it only takes a few seconds. It is a little overshadowed by Trinity church across the street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed October 13, 2018

No guided tours. No entrance fees. The church is beautiful inside. There are a couple of guide pages @ the entrance to learn more about the architecture and other things about the church. If you speak to the friendly person near the entrance, they can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marykay K
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

To be honest I wasnt all that fusssed by the externals of the church. However the internals are lovely. Beautiful moulding and decoration and as I walked through the organist was playing wonderfully. Free and well worth a look. Wasnt open on the Monday I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I am not a member of this congregation, but I was welcomed to a service on a Sunday morning. I felt a lot of spirituality in this church and would visit it again. You could just stare at the building,and savor the history in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PLAfromMichigan
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Here you see the story of the Bible told in stained glass. The main parables of the Bible are portrayed as well as the prophets and the Four apostles of the New Testament. The birth of Jesus, turning the water into wine at Canna, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 957gaylee
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a quick stop on the Freedom Trail. The church is a large church with seating booths like the old North Church. A beautiful pipe organ occupies the back balcony.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OhioTraveller
View more reviews
Nearby
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 nearby hotels
Charlesmark Hotel
1,007 reviews
.02 miles away
Lenox Hotel
3,690 reviews
.08 miles away
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
3,809 reviews
.11 miles away
Courtyard Boston Copley Square
2,017 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,637 nearby restaurants
Saltie Girl
196 reviews
.07 miles away
Sorellina
758 reviews
.09 miles away
sweetgreen
209 reviews
.03 miles away
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
471 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 972 nearby attractions
Boston Public Library
3,703 reviews
.04 miles away
Back Bay
549 reviews
.02 miles away
Copley Square
759 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old South Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines