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Old North Church

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Address: 193 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113
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The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for...

The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot.

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A great place for some contemplation

I love taking my high scool groups to Old North Church. Even those not familiar with "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," are awed by the age and majesty of this beautiful old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love taking my high scool groups to Old North Church. Even those not familiar with "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," are awed by the age and majesty of this beautiful old church. The tour guides are excellent, and except for the fact that the church is chilly if it is very cold outside, I could stay here for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical site is of such immense importance to this great nation I could not visit Boston without seeing it and it did not disappoint! Make a Donation and speak to the docents as they're just as passionate to inform you of the history of the American Revolution as you are to learn about it. It's the Jewel in the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Old North Church, as I like history, and it is awesome. Inside the Church, there are plaques discussing the history of Paul Revere's ride.The church is very beautiful. Outside, is the wonderful statute of Paul Revere on his horse. I highly recommend going here.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived and worked in Boston all my lifa and never visited the boston landmarks.,that have made many a history book.when family came from ny I was forced to be a tour guide,little did I know how much I enjoyed, and learned about boston,it was so much fun I recommend starting at old north church and working your way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Old North Church - it played an important part in the American Revolution when its spire towered over the rest of Boston, but it is also a great example of a Puritan church and you can see how sparsely decorated churches were at that time. The craftsmanship is so beautiful and has stood the test of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here just to take a quick look and were treated to a wonderful visit with the volunteer worker. She told us about the church, the pews, the history, etc. She even had this cool virtual reality app on her phone that allowed us to see what the church looked like inside prior to it being painted all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do recommend seeing this church. Not only from a pivotal point in American history but how churches were back in the day. It gives you a new perspective.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this church, we walked in and found our tour guide from Fenway Park also works here at the Old North Church. Will was very knowledgable and we loved hearing all the history that is associated with this wonderful building! A must see in Boston!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've read about it in history class. Now go see it. It's famous. Well maintained structure. Take lots of pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church looks much as it did 240+ years ago. There are many interesting facts to learn about church life then and now. I definitely recommend a short visit.

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Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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