The Old North Church

Row 1

193 Salem St (at Hull St)
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-6676

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  • Built in 1723, this church, Bostons oldest, played a role in Paul Reveres famous ride on April 18, 1775.
  • At the Old North Church you can view the steeple where the two lanterns were hung that signaled Paul Revere to take his famous ride, and sparked the Revolution.
  • Before it became famous as the site of one if by land, two if by sea, most of the parishioners of the Old North Church were loyalists; in fact, the King gave the church the silver used at services.
  • Walk around the North End on a Saturday morning and youll be treated to the ringing of the bells at Old North Church, the oldest bells in North America. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Don't miss Secret Garden on the South Side of the church. Visit the St. Francis of Assisi Garden, the 18th Century Garden and the Memorial Garden. Learn more via our blog.
  • Don't miss Secret Garden on the North Side of the church. The Washington Memorial Garden is peacefully serene. Read the plaque about the flying man of the Old North. Learn more via our blog.
  • Over 4500 Dog Tags hung behind the church in Memoriam to the Men & Women killed serving our country in Iraq & Afghanistan since 2001. #NotAToy #Respect #DefedBoston
  • Oldest church in Boston. Built 1723. Contains 513,654 red bricks. Window where Robert Newman escaped after lighting signal lanterns was recently rediscovered & viewable inside. Read more via our blog.
  • The staff here do great talks during the day on the history of the Church and Paul Revere's ride.
  • Take a picture of one of the most historic churches in the United States.
  • Did you know Paul Revere was a bell ringer? You can learn this ancient art too! Visit for contact details for this church and many others!
  • The bust of George Washington is said to be the likeness most resembling Washington's actual appearance (according to the Marquis de Lafayette, a close friend of George's).
  • I was not aware there are around 1100 bodies in old crypt under the church ....
  • If you take the tour, there are two flights of thin crickety stairs to go up and back down. Be careful of that.
  • When you visit, be sure to check out the famous "third" lantern!
  • Be sure to visit The Old North Church Gift Shop.
  • A surreal place to get married.
  • Sorry about the attack and all Sean, UK
  • Qu lindo es Boston!!
  • Need a refill to keep touring Boston? Right across from The Old North Church is the classic Caffee Lil Italy for coffee & sandwiches.