Built in 1723, the Old North Church was inspired by the works of Christopher Wren, the British architect who was responsible for rebuilding London after the Great Fire. It is the oldest standing church building in Boston and is a National Historic Landmark. The Old North is still an active Episcopal congregation and one of the most visited historic sites in Boston. Step back in time and sit in the same box pews owned by colonial congregants, and find out how the signal lanterns from Paul Revere—“one if by land, two if by sea”—ignited the American Revolution.
CB17 Activity: (starts 6pm both days, tickets available first come, first served in the gift shop) Art & Architecture Tour - This hour long interactive experience examines the exterior and interior architecture of the church as well as three fine art pieces inside, including 17th century wooden Baroque angels and an altar painting by John Ritto Penniman. Visit the second floor gallery of the church, see the organ up close, and stand on the altar while you consider these visual elements within the context of the 18th and 19th centuries and decode their meaning by looking, discussing, and looking again. There’s always more than meets the eye!
Saturday: 9am-6pm and Sunday: 12:30pm-6pm
193 Salem St, Boston 02113
Old North Church
Architect: William Price
617-523-4848 | Wheelchair accessible (main floor only)