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Old North Church

193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
+1 617-523-6676
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The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot.
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
North End
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Reviewed yesterday

Drove by the church (very cute) and thought, hey, cute, historic, and then put it out of my mind. Then the wife says, 'hey, let's check it out'. So, we biked there from our hotel and walked in. Not a big church, but great history....More

Thank Grumpy_old_guy_ATL
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an exciting experience to re-live the midnight ride of Paul Revere! In addition to the historic Old North Church, you will be so close to the Freedom Trail and the Italian North End.

1  Thank scorzie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited several times over the years, but this is the first time we booked the tour of the bell tower and crypt. The tour is well worth the few dollars. Our guide gave us a wealth of information during our 60 minutes together....More

2  Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the Boston Freedom Trail. Where lanterns were hung to alert the coming of the British. Well preserved historical site. Small and surrounded by Boston's version of Little Italy. Well worth the time.

1  Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Few places in Boston are original and well preserved. This is one of the few. Learn beforehand the story so you can apreciate fulle its importance. A must in Boston

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the way I approached Old North Church. There some very narrow roads leading up to the front door of the church. The front is not very wide, but you see the historic steeple as you approach. It is a beautiful building in a...More

Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Boston on a cruise and this was part of the trip. The guide was very good and gave an overview of how the church fit into the American Revolution.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although just a building, being so visible and identifiable as part of the Freedom Trail will enhance the sense of history for school aged children. Older ones will appreciate the subtleties such as the individual worship-boxes in the church and their significance

Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting old Church in the heart of Boston. It is along the freedom trail, so you can take it in whilst doing the trail. It has an especially tall steeple. You can also visit and take part in a service if you time it...More

1  Thank steven e
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff gave an explanation of the historical significance of the church and talked about some of the interesting features, such as the organ and the angels decorating the gallery.

Thank JadeKatCos
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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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aja222
There is no "charge" to enter. It's an optional donation to go towards the preservation of the site so that one day your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to visit. The reason the church is not ornate is because it was an Anglican Church (Protestant - rejection of popery)
2 September 2016|
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
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TouristTrap9597
Is Old North Church open on Sundays for tours?
16 May 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.
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