Trip Planner:   USA  /  Massachusetts  /  Boston  /  Historic Sites  /  Old North Church

Old North Church, Boston

(4.6/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Boston itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Boston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Boston by other users

3 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Boston, Sandwich & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Boston BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Boston BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The plaza leading to the church has a statue of Paul Revere riding away from the church. Lots of history panels along the walls of the plaza. Impressed with how close some of the apartments were -- an...  more »
  • Built in 1723 is one of the oldest churches in Boston. At the time of the war of independence, United States history, Robert Bell of this church in Newman revealed the torch invasion of England to Paul Revere had informed. The Church is small and Adam, but you look good along with historical significance. On the inside, getting admission.
    View original
  • As you walk the Freedom Trail, you must stop and see the Old North Church. You can go inside but you must call ahead if you want a tour. The old pulpit is still there and was interesting to see church...  more »
Google
  • 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.