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Old North Church, Boston

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Beautiful church along Freedom Trail, just follow the brick line from Paul Revere's house to the beautiful tree lined park leading up to it. Interesting pews. 
  • The church welcomes visitors for free (donation encouraged) and gives an informative and entertaining brief history (10 mins). Well worth visiting but be prepared to queue. 
  • This typical colonial church has played an important role in the start of the revoltion, being the place where the lanterns were hung up to warn Paul Revere (and others) when and how the British troop...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A well preserved piece of American history. As probably the tallest building in 1715 Boston you can see why it was chosen to be the signal tower to inform Paul Revere if the British were coming by Land or by Sea. Just another reason why I love the city of Boston. It is bursting with history everywhere you look!
  • Probably one of the best stops on the Freedom Trail. A good resting point with plenty of shade.
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