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Old North Church

193 Salem Street, Boston, MA, United States
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  • Old North ChurchPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 May 28, 2014

    This historic church was made famous by Paul Revere, and his house is actually located nearby. Beautiful building in a great part of the city.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Jan 22, 2014

    Remember the Longfellow poem that people of a certain age had to memorise in school? This is the place where the lanterns were put out for him. For some the beginning of the American Revolution.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 11, 2013

    The Old North Church is the oldest standing church and the second oldest building in Boston was opened in December of 1729. The church was immortalized during the American Revolution when Paul Revere asked the church rector to place one lantern in the steeple if the Brits were attacking by land, or two lanterns if they were attacking by land. Paul Revere was then able to warn the Patriots at Lexington and Concord that the Redcoats were coming by sea. "One if by land, and two if by sea!"

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    Jason Planck
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    3 Nov 12, 2013

    Very difficult to get to being it’s in the north end of Boston. This is where the Lanterns were hung for Paul Revere Ride. Disability access is difficult because of narrower street with very little parking in the area.

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    Jenny Weiss
    3 Oct 20, 2013

    Great piece of history; it's located right on the Freedom Trail, so you won't miss it if you follow the path. It's also close to lots of great Italian restaurants in the North End.

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  • Old North ChurchPro 2014
    Schel
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    5 Sep 06, 2013

    This colonial church was very insightful. I hadnt been in one like this before.It is set up in a completely different style than I had been used to. However, it was extremely common for its time.

    It was very interesting to see how the pews were set up by family boxes and non members were not really welcomed as they wouldnt have had a place to sit or to worship! Regardless each family had their specific location. I can understand how this would work in smaller communities but in a big city like Boston, I didnt think it made a lot of sense.

    The church itself was an interesting place for sure... The architecture was beautiful on the inside and the outside. I love brick buildings from the colonial period as they are engineering feats.

    Pro Tip: This is a free stop on the freedom trail and they have an attached gift shop =)

    This is near the end of the Freedom Trail within Boston itself and definitely was a nice spot. The munchkin and I enjoyed a nice introspective moment sitting in the garden resting and having a drink after hiking over from the Museum of Science.

    A definite must see stop IMHO. =)

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    Albert Qian
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    4 Aug 20, 2013

    This is the church Paul Revere was in when he warned of the British coming. The place is kept up to quality and very historical. Come visit!

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    5 Aug 20, 2013

    The Old North Church exudes that beautiful brick-red New England architecture. It's near Paul Revere's House in the very quaint North Beach area. Definitely stop in for a peek.

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    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 15, 2013

    This is a must visit for anyone familiar with the story of Paul Revere's midnight ride as the steeple of Old North Church was used as the signal to indicate the movement of the British troops out of Boston. The interior is mostly maintained in its state at the time so no electrical lights and the pew boxes is an unusual feature.

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    Karoline P
    5 May 28, 2013

    Hear the voice of Paul Revere and the vision of the lights "one if by land and two if by sea at this historic house of worship.

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    Joe LaLonde
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Much more laid back than many churches you might visit on vacation, but it is still an active parish so certain respects should be shown. A lot of historical information on display and they don't mind if you take photos.

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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I really enjoy visiting cities like Boston and Charleston because of the history. Walking into this church results in transporting yourself back in time.

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    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Aug 28, 2013
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    Paige Janke
    4 Jul 17, 2013

    Definitely a neat site to see. Be sure to go inside and look around.

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    4 May 28, 2013
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    5 Aug 12, 2012
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    Mike Henigan
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Exciting place to visit and feel the history while being there.

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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great neighborhood and a major historic landmark.

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The Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston and has a rich history, as well as a stunning physical presentation. The church is most famous for the events of April 18, 1775, when Robert Newman climbed the church steeple and held two lanterns; a signal from Paul Revere that the British were approaching by land rather that by sea. Inside the church are many fine artifacts, including ... read more
ornate antique chandeliers and a massive organ. The Old North Church has the oldest bells in North America. They were hung in 1745 and still ring with vigor on Saturday mornings.

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