About Old North Church
Explore the church that launched a revolution! Hear the story behind Paul Revere’s ride. Discover Patriots Corner and taste colonial chocolate in the Clough House. See more with a tour of the bell ringing chamber and crypt.
More Information on Old North Church
Step into history when you visit Old North! Built in 1723, the Old North Church in Boston’s oldest church building in the City of Boston. Old North’s fame began on the night of April 18, 1775, when two signal lanterns were hung in the Old North Church Steeple to alert Paul Revere and other riders that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not land, launching the American Revolution.
Old North was further immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Today, Old North Church & Historic Site encompasses the famous 18th-century church, the Clough House (one of the oldest brick buildings in Boston) built ca. 1712-1715, five gardens, and the Old North Gift Shop, formally a Waldensian chapel, built-in 1918.
At the Old North Church, visitors are invited to explore and hear the story behind Paul Revere’s ride, learn about past congregants and box pews, as well as take a tour to the bell ringing chamber and church crypt. At the Clough House, visitors can see colonial chocolate demonstrations at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and discover Patriots Corner, where seasonal exhibits share the many stories and people of Old North.
- Explore the Old North Church and its box pews
- Learn about Paul Revere’s midnight ride
- Watch chocolate-making demonstrations at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop
- Discover the people and stories of Old North at Patriots Corner
- Relax in one of five gardens
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