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“Cool demonstration to see”

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
Ranked #20 of 383 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!”
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Cool demonstration to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

There were a lot of people crammed into a small room so we didn't stay long, but it was cool to see. The man there talked about how printing was done on the old press and then showed us how the press worked. He printed a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Visited July 2014
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Belfast
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“Pleasant little annex of Old North Church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you've visited the Old North Church and paid your $3 then this is free and therefore very good value :-)
Only one room with a printer working old printing presses and explaining the processes and printing copies of the Declaration of Independence and an engraving of the Boston Massacre.
Doesn't take long to watch but an interesting few minutes. You can buy the prints if you want

Visited July 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Printing made exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Watching how newspapers and documents were printed using the printing press was very educational. You read about it in school but you watch the actual process is great. The printer dresses in the period of the time the Declaration of Independence was written. Great way to learn history.

Visited July 2014
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Kawkawlin, Michigan
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“Very interesting and fun to watch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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New Castle, PA
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“Awesome to see how it was done”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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