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Paul Revere House

Paul Revere's house, a wooden structure, dating back to 1680, is downtown Boston’s oldest building still in existence. Paul Revere purchased it in 1770 when he was 35 years old. He paid 53 pounds, 6 shillings, and 8 pence with a mortgage of 160 pounds. Revere was living at this house the night he set forth on April 18, 1775 to make his momentous ride to Lexington that would be immortalized by Longfellow’s famous poem Paul Revere’s Ride.

At any given time during his residence, Revere would have shared this house with his mother and between five and nine of his children (he had 16 in all) and one of his wives. The first, Sarah, died following the birth of her eighth child and Rachel, the second, bore him another eight. For most of the 19th Century the home served as a rooming house and tenement for Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants who lived in the North End. The Paul Revere House, located on the Freedom Trail, is open to visit.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Adjacent to the Revere House stands the Pierce Hichborn House, a red brick structure built about 1711 by glazier Moses Pierce. In 1781 shipbuilder Nathaniel Hichborn, Revere's cousin, purchased the Pierce home.

PAUL REVERE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION The Paul Revere House, restored, owned and operated by the Paul Revere Memorial Association, is open to the public year round for self-guided tours. So stop by any time ! An array of formal guided tours and special programs are offered for families, schools, camps, community centers and tour groups. To book tours or learn about programs please call or visit the web site.

Freedom Trail Foundation tours that feature this site:
Walk Into History Tour & North End

The Paul Revere House/Paul Revere Memorial Association, Partner Site Boston National Historical Park
19 North Square
Admission: $3.50 adults, $3.00 seniors & college students; $1.00 children, with Group Rates available.
Apr. 15 - Oct. 31: 9:30 a.m. - 5 :15 p.m.
Nov. 1 - Apr. 14: 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Jan. - Mar., Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day

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