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“A Quick Trip Back”

The Paul Revere House
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
Ranked #53 of 382 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: This National Historic Landmark is the home from which silversmith Paul Revere, in 1775, set out on his famous midnight ride to warn his compatriots that the British were coming. You can view the colonial furnishings and the famous Revere silver, including a 900-pound bell in the back yard.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A Quick Trip Back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Revere House cost 3.50 per person when we went and we got there 45 minutes before closing. We were assured that we had plenty of time and we did. We did not have the crowds reported by some, but even four or five people in the same room can make it difficult to enjoy the room. The rooms are small. We went back for a second view on one of the rooms. I would suggest that those who have had a chance to view the cordoned off portions of the room step back or aside to enjoy other parties to allow others to view the items on display. This was a bit of a problem in the first room, the kitchen. Still the 4-5 room house is a treasure trove of history and our docents were quite engaged and knowledgeable. It is hard to imagine a large family in such a small house! Visiting in March, means it is less crowded but the surrounding buildings were closed.

Visited March 2013
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“Surprisingly small, but huge in information”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Visited this small location in the North End of Boston - $3.50 entry fee seemed inexpensive, because, as it turned out, the house was smaller than I remember it. The guides inside were incredibly well versed in the home, the family, and the history. This is a great stop-by when you are in Boston, as it is certainly a piece of history, but don't plan a whole lot of time there - again, it's quite small.

Visited March 2013
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West Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very Poorly Run”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

As a museum professional I was horrified at the way this amazing historic site is run. The "docents", if they can be called that were cold and un-engaging. They didn't offer any information or friendliness. Basically they just sat in their chair reading. They also allowed it to become too crowded. It is a walkthrough style tour, so if 50 people get there at the same time they just let them all in.

The only reason I gave it a 2 was because it is an amazing piece of American history; but it makes me so sad to see the way it is being run.

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This house can be easily found on the Freedom trail and is in a great part of Boston that is very fun to walkthrough. It is a quick visit but is very interesting and the tour guides give a lot of information.

Visited February 2013
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“A really great experience for kids and adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Really, it transports you back to olde Boston, and right in the middle of the North End, a wonderful experience in itself.

Visited October 2012
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