Built around 1680, the Paul Revere House is the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston and the only home on the Freedom Trail. Paul Revere purchased the former merchant's dwelling in 1770, when he was 35 years old. He and his family lived here when Revere made his famous messenger ride to Lexington on the night of April 18-19, 1775 that would be immortalized by Longfellow’s famous poem Paul Revere’s Ride.
At various times, Revere shared this house with his mother and nine of his children from two marriages. His first wife, Sarah, died following the birth of their eighth child and Rachel, his second wife, bore him another eight. Throughout the 19th-century the home served as a boardinghouse for sailors and tenement for Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants who lived in the North End.
PAUL REVERE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION The Paul Revere House, restored, owned and operated by the Paul Revere Memorial Association, serves as a museum and historic site where visitors can learn about Paul Revere's life and times, and experience what home life was like in 17th- and 18th-century Boston. 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, January - March, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day