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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
Ranked #15 of 410 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!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had to visit Edes & Gill..it is a small room and lots of people trying to get in and out. They share a building with the Chocolate Shop so it was very busy. It was interesting to see the process they had to go through to print poster and other items.

Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The costumed man who runs this was so knowledgeable and printed a Declaration of Independence in front of us so my four year old could see. A small place but definitely worth a short side trip.

Thank kateben05
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

The knowledge of the "master printer" is interesting. Kudos to him for following a dream! The printing presses are magnificent, particularly the 18th Century copper plate press from France!

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

A quick rainstorm drove us to seek shelter while waiting to enter Old North Church - and we ended up spending at least half an hour chatting with the owner of this wonderful shop. It was so interesting....first of all, he stayed in character during his "work" - even though we got him into the modern world to learn what drew him to this "career" (he is technically retired). So enjoyable. Also loved learning about the rare printing press and how he got it, the work that was done on the building, etc. Stop in!

Thank Kitty_1974
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This man enjoys what he does immensely. He shows you how he printed the declaration of independence on real paper and just talks about life back then and it reallyis great to listen to his enthusiasm. only donations are asked for of $3 each so pretty cheap as well

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