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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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  • Best stop on the Freedom Trail. The docent knew his stuff and delivered it well. It played a small part in the Revolutionary war, but you leave there knowing just what happened. I enjoyed Washington's...  more »
  • The architecture is beautiful, the history is unparalleled. It only takes 15 minutes to see if you're taking your time but I suggest you take the tour. 
  • Impressive part of the Freedom Trail, a must stop when walking by. Mention the opening-times (9am to 5pm), when you are to late it will be closed. 
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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.