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Old North Church, Boston

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The belfry of Old North Church is where Paul Revere got his signal for the midnight ride. It is the oldest church still standing in the city and is classified as a National Historic Landmark. The whitewashed interior reflects light from the many clear windows. The layout of the building was inspired by British architect Christopher Wren, the man responsible for rebuilding London after the great fire. Consider taking a behind-the-scenes tour with the church staff through the crypt below. Inquire about tours at the church. Old North Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Boston Edition.
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  • A wonderful piece of history was made here. The building is beautiful, and try to stay for the talks given by docents. They are all ascinating.  more »
  • We reached this church on our historic walk. Interesting to have a bit of history.
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  • I paid the (incredibly low) ticket price to participate in the behind the scenes tour. The church is already such a wonderful place to visit and explore, but the behind the scenes tour really give you...  more »
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  • Cool place with lots of history. Still holds mass there and you can get married there too. Next door they have an old chocolate shop and an old printing press. Don't miss those.
  • An important stop along the freedom trail. We loved this old church. It has been well maintained and contains a lot of history.
  • A very good use of the space, with informative guides and articles within the pews (which you can generally sit in). While obviously celebrating the stirrings of the American Revolution, it didn't seem overbearing in its presentation, nor exclusionary of stories about loyalists and slaves.
  • We went on the Behind the Scenes tour and it was worth every penny (it's $6 per person). We went up into the church bell tower--not an easy climb up a steep, narrow stairs--and learned about the gigantic bells, how they are played, and the dangers of doing so. Then we went down into the crypt under the church and learned about church burial practices over the centuries. The tour guide was fantastic and we leaned a lot m
  • Find this church along the Freedom Trail. It is one of the many historic churches in the city with an interesting history and the origins of religion brought by the English. Worth a look.