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Category:Historic Landmarks
Other Ideas: Minuteman Trail National Park; Walden Pond State Reservation; Fenway Park Tours; Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum (for kids and adults); Boston Common

old north church - north end photoThe enduring fame of the Old North Church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land.

This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.

Built in 1723, the 175-foot-tall, three-tiered spire was the tallest structure in Boston until the 217-foot steeple topping the Park Street Church surpassed it in 1809.

From June to October you can tour the bell tower and the crypts.

Add-on Guided Tours
In addition to the regular tour, you can opt to take a guided Crypt Tour (beneath Old North) or the Tour the Bell Ringing Chamber (above Old North). Click the links for more information and pricing.

NOTE: Gallery Tours are heavily booked so it's recommended to book in advance to ensure a spot.

Get a sneak-peak into the crypt and gallery here.

Prince’s Pew Pursuit: A Family Scavenger Hunt
In this new activity designed especially for families, visitors explore Old North through a scavenger hunt narrated by Prince, the friendly North End cat who used to frequent the church.

By finding clues and answering questions, participants will see highlights of the sanctuary and learn about Old North’s unique history.

This activity is designed for children ages 6-12 and their families, and is included with your admission ticket! To participate, simply request a copy of Prince’s Pew Pursuit when you enter the church.

The Clough House
The Clough House is open once again! One of Boston’s oldest surviving brick residences, the 1715 Clough House is home to the Printing Office of Edes & Gill and Heritage Goods + Gifts. Learn More

The Clough House is located on Old North Church’s campus at 21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113. Admission is free.

Nearby Attractions
Other attraction that are between 7-15 minutes away include The Boston State House, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Garden, The New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Museum, Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, The USS Constitution, and Fenway Park.

Find lots more ideas on fun things to do with the family in Boston.

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Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 11:30am – 5pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

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General admission is $5 and includes a self-guided tour of the church with the chance to ask questions to our knowledgeable educators. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available online or in person.



193 Salem Street, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 523-6676


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