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“More "must-see" around Boston” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old North Church

Old North Church
193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 369 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“More "must-see" around Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Historic as it gets... one if by land...well you know the rest. Another stop on the "Freedom Trail". Follow the red lines to see it all!

Visited August 2012
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Hannibal, Missouri, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wish there was a tour guide.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I stopped in on a Monday afternoon and was sad....no tour guide. There was someone at the door as you walk in, but no guided tours. You were able to mill around at your leisure and read the various plaques on the wall. A $3 donation got you a CD of organ music that was recorded on the pipe organ. Other than that, it was a neat old church. For the sake of history, it's a good place to say you have been, but certainly not worthy of a revisit. The gift shop was nothing noteworthy.

Visited December 2012
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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Now the history is much more meaningful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The beautiful tall and slender spire provided a sneak preview of what was to come. We were fortunate to arrive at the church just as a tour was beginning. The docent was very interesting and welcoming. We did not want to leave this historic place but finally did.

Visited October 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth a walk through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was fun to see such a piece of history. The church is well maintained. It was nice to go at our own pace & enjoyed being there.

Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“GREAT attraction for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My daughter had JUST learned about the history of the church in school when we visited - she was fascinated - it was awesome to watch her put together what she had learned in school when visiting the actual site. Great walking tour!

Visited July 2012
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