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Erected in the 19th century, Trinity Church remains one of Boston's most famous places of worship. The current complex, built between 1872 and 1877, was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and is considered both the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. It is characterized by its clay roof, use of rough stone, heavy arches, and large tower. Inside you can find a number of colorful murals that cover over 2,000 sq m (21,5000 sq ft), all of which are works of American artists. Take a guided tour to learn more about the history and architecture of this beloved Boston institution. Tours are offered daily; children 15 and under are free with a paying adult. Trinity Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Boston Edition.
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  • While in Copley Square, is essential to visit between Center of worship for the sumptuousness that simultaneously conveys a sense of austerity and extreme serenity.
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  • We visited this church to see a childhood friend who is the organist. The building is amazing and is one of the top 10 historic places in the country. On the national Historic register. The building c...  more »
  • Only impressed her, she's pretty and וחדת, one of the sites for Boston, don't think I'm dedicating her time to get to her.
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  • Trinity Church is a Episcopal church and national landmark that makes for a very interesting place to see at Copley Square. Opening Hours for touring are 9-4.45pm (Monday - Saturday) and 11.15-5.45pm (Sundays). Founded in 1733, what makes Trinity Church most impressive is the unique, Richardson Romanesque architectural style, which first made its mark with the construction of this church building (1872-1877). The exterior of Trinity Church has a whimsical architecture quality to it, making use of rough stone, heavy arches, religious figures and a polychromy colour coordination. There are Romanesque, Victorian, Gothic and perhaps even fairytale like characteristics that make for a visually unique viewing of this church. The architecture is peculiar if nothing else. The interior of the church is also impressive featuring beautiful glass stained windows, delicate wood carving pulpit and seating areas, attractive wall murals and gold gilded wall space behind the alter. Unfortunately, we found the lighting to be quite dim within the church, which makes it somewhat difficult to shoot with your camera. It was still very nice to see the interior of Trinity Church, even with the high entry fee. In the end, not sure we would pay again to go into Trinity Church but we would certainly stop by Copley Square again to enjoy the interesting exterior appearance of the building. It is worth a look-see from the outside if you plan to be near Copley Square during your visit to Boston. Those who enjoy church visits will probably want to include this on your sightseeing schedule.
  • This landmark church could easily get by on its breathtaking architecture and amazing choir. However, the priests are gifted orators, the community is very warm and welcoming (find a group within the church community--800+ members is too big to know everyone), and it is the perfect combination of liturgically intensive and affirming and welcoming to all. This is not a generic church that simply welcomes everyone and stands for nothing. Attendees will be challenged personally and social from the pulpit with an often strong social gospel. This is a vibrant Christ-centered shining jewel in the heart of Boston!
  • Beautiful church, great Episcopalian service, but most impressively wonderful music. The choir tackles demanding pieces even during the summer. Richard Webster is just sublime as the organist (and choir director) fully exploiting the capabilities of the organ with proper improvised stylistic and tonal transitions throughout the service. Highly recommended.
  • My favorite church in Boston area. Been here multiple times Sunday morning for the prays, and felt calm and good. Bought books in its stores and were joy to read. Brought friends here to visit as well.
  • I decided to visit this church with my family based on the fact the we are episcopal and how beautiful the building was. When we arrived I was eager to hear what the sermon was going to be about. I was completely let down because the entire sermon was polititical and very VERY political at that. I left halfway through because I just couldn’t take listening to it anymore. I truly couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
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