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“Beautiful historic building in the center of the city”
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King's Chapel
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.
Reviewed August 19, 2012

King's Chapel is a lovely old historic church in the heart of Boston and close to several other points of interest like Park Street Church, the Common, the Granary Burial ground .

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Yes, a beautiful historic Anglican/Unitarian church. But the real story is in the hundreds of years of history lived out in this place. Back in the day when people were fleeing England, a new Church of England in New England wasn't the most popular idea. Over the years, George Washington would be in attendance, Paul Revere would be called upon to craft the same bell that continues to ring in the loft. Families would decorate their closed-in pews complete with back-facing seats for children. Charles Wesley would go on to preach from the same wine glass pulpit during a tour in the early 1700's. The first church organ would be played here, back when organs were too "secular." King's Chapel would employ the finest musicians, composers, preachers, and teachers of the liturgical faith. Come for Wednesday Prayers and stay for a light lunch in the Vestry-- all are welcome. Come for Sunday Worship and be lifted out of the ordinary. Often, many activities (teas, fellowships, dinners) follow in the Parish House overlooking the Boston Common. This is a special place, and one you can't simply visit, but must breathe in over time.

Thank Vic777_12
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

In colonial times, public or town meetings took place in a church. This was founded by the king of England but was part of our Revolutionary history. Along the Freedom Trail, this is worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

What a great experience in this beautiful old chapel. We asked if we could go to see the historic bell made by Paul Revere and to our surprise, it was one of the neatest moments we had in Boston. The leader allowed my boys to ring that bell - all 2,000 pounds of it. The sound was amazing and the boys loved learning about the traditions of the children in the church to ring the bell during services and the reasons as to why the chapel was not finished. It was definitely interesting and again - a highlight to get to ring that bell!!!

Thank Dkproductions
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

A friend was married in the chapel years ago and I've been enamored of it ever since. Gives a good sense of the early-New-England church-going experience.

Thank Marianne R
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