Old North Church
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- Old North ChurchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 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.Recommended for:
- Old North ChurchMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 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!"
- Old North ChurchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 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.Recommended for:
- Old North ChurchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 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. =)Recommended for:
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- Old North ChurchMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversAug 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.Recommended for:
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