Old South Presbyterian Church, Newburyport

4.9
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  • This church offers a tour packed with information about George Whitfield, the founder of the church. You will also see and hear much that reveals what church was like in early America. Our guide had.....  more
    This church offers a tour packed with information about George Whitfield, the founder of the church. You will also see and hear much that reveals what church was like in early America. Our guide had.....  more »
  • The tour was a highlight of our trip to New England—-highly recommend this tour for anyone in the area The layers of history in this building are really incredible and Jerry did a fantastic job... 
    The tour was a highlight of our trip to New England—-highly recommend this tour for anyone in the area The layers of history in this building are really incredible and Jerry did a fantastic job...  more »
  • Unbelievable. Difficult to overestimate the role the church and it’s leaders played in early America. Our tour guide, Jerry, was amazing. 
    Unbelievable. Difficult to overestimate the role the church and it’s leaders played in early America. Our tour guide, Jerry, was amazing.  more »
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  • This is a review of the tour of the building (since I have not attended Sunday services there I cannot comment on them). The historical tour with Jerry was a true treat. We came because we had an interest in seeing the place where the famous preacher George Whitfield was buried, but the tour exceeded our expectation. We were able to learn about the building, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere, and (of course) George Whitfield.
  • Somehow I feel I've been to this church, knowing I have never been to Massachusetts. God bless Old south Presbyterian Church.
  • We visited this meeting house and had a very nice tour with Mr Mullins. He took us up to the top of the bell tower and the view was amazing. It was similar to being thrown back into time to hear about George Whitfield and his enduring faith. I was sad to hear however he was a slave owner and even had a section for slaves in the back of the fellowship. It’s not mentioned a head of time but their is a $5.00 tour fee. I wouldn’t recommend attending the service however, just the tour. They have a female “Pastor” now and it’s a liberal form of Presbyterians
  • A hidden gem for history lovers. My wife and I took a tour with Jerry on a Saturday afternoon--one of the best historical tours we've ever done. The church is famous for being the tomb of the evangelist George Whitefield who died in 1770. But the tour showed much more than just Whitefield curiosities. The Paul Revere bell, 86ft above the street, gave absolutely stunning views of Newburyport. The trompe l'oeil ceilings are not to be missed.
  • Old South is a local landmark, has had significant work done on it the past few years and is a wonderful part of Newburyport's history!

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