Old North Church

Old North Church

Known as "Christ Church in the City of Boston", this Episcopal church was built in 1723 and is Boston's oldest Church building.

On the steeple of this church, Robert Newman signaled with lanterns the approach of the British regulars; "One if by land, and two, if by sea".

The steeple is 191 feet tall, making it the tallest steeple in Boston. The bells within the steeple were the first bells ever brought to America. Paul Revere was one of the neighborhood bell ringers. The interior high box pews and brass chandeliers, as well as the Church's first clock are all original.

Site Information
Location193 Salem Street, North End

March - May: 9AM - 5PM Daily
June - October: 9AM - 6PM Daily
November - December: 10AM - 5PM Daily
January - February: 10AM - 4PM Tues. - Sun.


Behind the Scenes Guided Tour: Adults: $5, Children: $4, Seniors & Military: $3

Groups of 8+: Call 617-523-4848 for more information.


More Information via the Freedom Trail Foundation

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    The new map is attached to the Citizens Bank on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets in the North End.

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Exploring the Freedom Trail

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    King's Chapel, The King's Chapel Burial Ground, the Benjamin Franklin Statue, the Boston Latin School and The Old Corner Bookstore.

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    The Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and Faneuil Hall.

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    Paul Revere's House, The Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, the USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

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