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King's Chapel

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Address: 58 Tremont Street, Tremont and School Streets, Boston, MA 02108
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later...

Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.

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This is a piece of living history and still an active church. There is a graveyard dating from colonial times right next to the church.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a piece of living history and still an active church. There is a graveyard dating from colonial times right next to the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour that offers a unique look into Boston's past. I'll definitely add this to my list of places to take out-of-town visitors!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the King's Chapel a few times. When you walk into the Chapel you can't help but take a deep breath in awe of the structure itself, it's truly amazing. History is to be respected.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are walking the Freedom Trail, this place is definitely a must-do. Nicely preserved and a lot of information posted. We love the plush private areas!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The magnificent interior is considered the finest example of Georgian church architecture in North America. The church’s exterior columns appear to be stone, but in fact are painted wood, a cost-saving tromp l’oeil.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founded in 1686, this is definitely a great piece of Boston's history. Very interesting how the church is divided into booths. For a 2$ suggested donation, it is worth the detour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

King's Chapel is a historical chapel and worth to drop by to check it out with interesting architectural.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This church is like a time capsule to the past. Built 1754, designed by the noted Peter Harrison, it's a National Historic Landmark, I believe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you enjoy history, this is the place to go. It dates back to the 18th century and is really well-maintained, and offers a quiet place to pause and reflect in the noise of downtown Boston. It's an Anglican church, so it's simpler and not too ornate, which adds to the sense of tranquility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service and were blown away. We had visited this church before but seeing a service took my breath away. The organ and the music and the traditional service were just beautiful!

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