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“Hidden gem!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
Ranked #19 of 380 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!”
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“Hidden gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

This printing shop was a highlight of Boston, Ma. I loved this place. The gentlemen that worked there was super knowledgeable about printing during the start of the revolutionary war. I should have bought his declaration of independence. It is really cool!!

Visited August 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“UNIQUE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

A printing office dating back to the days fo the Revolutionary War - drop in and see the good old fashion way of how things were done. This may not be the most memorable site to see in Boston but it really is one that all should see.

Visited October 2012
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Saranac Lake, New York
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“must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was the best stop we made. He was full of great knowledge and eager to share it. It was a informative and refreshing stop to listen to him and one peace of information led to another. A real must see. They ask only a dollar donation per person. A great deal. I stongly recommend. His knowledge went far beyond printing.

Visited October 2012
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Branson, MO
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“Worth the time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

They printed us a copy of the Declaration of Independence, on their authentic antique printing press.

Visited September 2012
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Printing from 1700s”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Being a printer myself, I found it very interesting how they would set the type into the forme and actually press onto the sheet to printing, taking two guys all day to print 2000 sheets of one story. He was astounded when I told him we now print newspapers in full colour at 86000 copies an hour. Brilliant

Visited October 2012
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