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Old North Church & Historic Site

Closes in 15 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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300 Years of History. 2 Lanterns. 1 Revolution. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s ride and discover the church where the two famous signal lanterns were hung, launching the American Revolution! Go behind the scenes and tour the bell ringing chamber...more
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193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123
North End
+1 617-858-8231
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Reviewed today

I can't speak to the normal tour, but the behind the scenes was pretty good. It was very interesting and was especially cool seeing the crypt below the church. The tour covered information about the church itself, but it is historic because of how the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This site offers so much more than I anticipated. Of course the inside of the church is interesting to see. Except when they are holding services, you can walk around inside the building, and there are guides on hand to answer questions. We paid $2...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here before but it has been awhile. We did not do the whole tour but that was okay as they had somebody in the church saying some of the history plus they have informative displays in the wall. GO!

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the 13th stop on the Freedom Trail from Boston Common. There is no entrance fee but you can leave a donation.

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I want to the old north church and had awsome time. It was awsome climbing the bell tower and seeing the burial crypts. The tour guide Doug was a pleasure and knowledgeable. All the staff was polite. I love the fact we got to see...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the full tour including the bell tower and the basement. Excellent piece of history on our founders and their families. Very cool church and a great neighborhood.

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful church and the history is magnificent! This was a a wonderful piece of historical insight.

Thank Marisa S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved walking the area and seeing this beautiful church and statue. Well worth the time to see it as well as the cemetery at the top of the hill.

Thank Trenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Statue of Paul Revere (riding) is the centre piece of this small area (just North of Little Italy), leading to the Old North Church. More recent history is reflected in the North Memorial Gardens, made up of military dog tags and commemorating the fallen.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting to hear about the planning of that famous night. so pretty here too. Lots to learn from history.

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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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27 July 2017|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles and if you stop at each of the historic sites to see them it takes 5-6 hours. The Old North Church can be seen in a self guided tour in 15-20 minutes. They do have a guided crypt and bell... More
2 September 2016|
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I think you answered your own question. I fully agree.
16 May 2015|
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Response from indonesianprincess13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after regular Sunday services.