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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
Ranked #20 of 382 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, will opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2011, We are open daily 11:30 to 5pmLocated along the Freedom Trail at the historic Clough House, which is owned by and conveniently located adjacent to Old North Church.With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen.We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only colonial trade experience and only colonial living history interpretive experience, our historic equipment, live demonstrations, interpreters and historic settings enable new levels of understanding how colonial printing affected communities and sparked a revolution in America.We seek to recreate this experience for visitors and school groups to Boston’s Freedom Trail and to rekindle the spirit of Samuel Adams who urged fellow citizens to join this “animating contest of Liberty!”
Grand Junction, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Spend some time here; you'll love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

As we walked the Freedom Trail, we stumbled onto this attraction. It was a wonderful experience. We stayed over half an hour becuase our guide was so knowledgeable and the information he shared was great. It was as if we were talking to an educated person from 1776 as we learned about the goings on then as well as information about the printing press and the type setting, printing money, period politics. Highly recommend visiting the Print Shop. visit their website for directions: www.bostongazette.org

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great living historian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Bob the printer was a fabulous historian who shared not only the printing of the Boston copy of the Declaration of Independence but was a source of incredible detail of the history of the revolutionary times. Do not just walk by this on the freedom trail next the Old North Church.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Tucked around the corner from Old North Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

So we looked for this on the recommendation of tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. When we went in the guide was speaking to others but we heard about half of that and in talking with him, he personalized some history with information about ape Cod (where we are from). Highly recommend!

Visited September 2012
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Menominee, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“quaint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

It was very interesting and the lady working was super nice. She gave us a bag because ours was ripping.

Visited September 2012
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Andover, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A moment back in time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

See and learn how printing was done in the time of Ben Franklin. A docent in traditional period dress shows onlookers just how our most precious American documents were printed. The gift shop offers samples of printing and other artifacts. Enjoyable!

Visited September 2012
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