Old North Church

Visit the site that launched the American Revolution! Built in 1723, Boston’s oldest church is best known for the midnight ride of Paul Revere and “One if by land, two if by sea.” 

Visiting Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113

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193 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113

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    Old North Church

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    300 Years of History.  2 Lanterns. 1 Revolution!
    Come and take a self-guided tour of the famous Old North Church. Walk through box pews, admire the 17th-century angels flanking the church’s 1759 organ, and engage with knowledgeable educators.  Visit here for admission information

    Old North Church Images - Photo Credit: Peter Vanderwalker

    Tour Old North’s Crypt

    Did you know over 1,100 bodies lie underneath the sanctuary of Old North Church? Explore Old North’s historic crypt on a guided visit with an expert educator. Hear about the burial practices of early congregants, and learn about some of those who have rested in this unique space for hundreds of years.

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    Tours and Programs

    Tour the Bell Chamber

    Tour the bell tower! Explore the archive room and the bell ringing chamber and learn about Old North’s famous bells, notable bell ringers, and the art of change ringing. Hear the story of Old North's three steeples and consider the paradox the steeple represents.

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    Tour the Gallery

    Old North’s gallery is home to both the undesirable balcony seating and the sanctuary’s most ornate items. Learn about the experiences of early Black congregants, both free and enslaved. See Old North’s beautiful 1759 pipe organ up-close and the 17th-century carved angels flanking it. Hear stories about the people whose labor and contributions shaped Old North into the place it is today.

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    Public Programs

    Exciting year-round programs and events open to the public. Ticket prices and registration requirements vary.

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