Old North Church & Historic Site

Old North Church & Historic Site The Old North Foundation interprets and preserves the history of the Old North Church, made famous by Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride."
Today the Old North Foundation, a secular, not-for-profit organization, is devoted to the preservation of Old North and to creating educational and interpretive programs for students and visitors. The Foundation has embarked on a master planning process to restore the church and transform the entire campus into an interactive learning environment.
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The enduring fame of the Old North 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.

Mission: The Old North Foundation was established in 1991 as a secular, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to: • Guide and support the utilization and preservation of the Old North, its buildings, and it's campus; • Foster educational and interpretative programs for students and visitors who experience the Old North; and • Engage the public in Old North's history and its role in inspiring liberty and freedom.

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01/17/2020

Happy 314th birthday to writer, printer, inventor, diplomat, and Boston-born Benjamin Franklin! #OnThisDay #OTD

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Join Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Museum of African American History - Boston and Nantucket on Monday from 1-2pm...
01/16/2020

Join Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Museum of African American History - Boston and Nantucket on Monday from 1-2pm for a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Faneuil Hall Marketplace .

And while you're in the area, stop by Old North. We will be open to the public on Monday from 10am-4pm, and admission is free for all Boston residents and Boston Public School students.

101 years ago today, over 2 million gallons of molasses swept through the streets of the North End. With it came destruc...
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101 years ago today, over 2 million gallons of molasses swept through the streets of the North End. With it came destruction, but also an opportunity for active citizenship in Boston. #GreatMolassesFlood #OnThisDay

The events of the Molasses Flood and subsequent trial illuminated and exasperated current tensions affecting America at large ...

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01/13/2020
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

Shout-out to our friends at Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site for opening their sites to visitors free of charge all year round! NPS is offering entrance fee-free days to all national parks on Monday, Jan 20. Where are you visiting?

On certain days each year, the National Park Service offers free admission to all national parks.

2020 marks the 12th annual Piccoli Regali program at Old North, which provides a winter food pantry, coffee, & conversat...
01/11/2020

2020 marks the 12th annual Piccoli Regali program at Old North, which provides a winter food pantry, coffee, & conversation for seniors in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. Every Saturday until April 4. For more info, or to volunteer, please email [email protected]

Kinda hard NOT to fall in love with the North End 😍📷 by Kristina Sym | @lean_into_life
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Kinda hard NOT to fall in love with the North End 😍

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Congratulations to our friends at the brand new Revolutionary Spaces – by bringing together the teams stewarding the Old...
01/08/2020
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Congratulations to our friends at the brand new Revolutionary Spaces – by bringing together the teams stewarding the Old State House and Old South Meeting House, this organization is poised to expand programs and activities tying the history of these great buildings to present day conversations about democracy.

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Still in the neighborhood? Stop by our site today from 10am to 4pm for a reduced admission cost!
01/02/2020

Still in the neighborhood? Stop by our site today from 10am to 4pm for a reduced admission cost!

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"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?"

As you enter the new year, bid farewell to days gone by, and look forward to all the light your future holds!

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Pretty soon everyone's vision will be 2020! 👀 What are your New Year's resolutions?

Please note that from January 2, 2020 through February 14, 2020 Old North Church & Historic Site will be on our Winter S...
12/29/2019

Please note that from January 2, 2020 through February 14, 2020 Old North Church & Historic Site will be on our Winter Schedule.

During this time, join us for a reduced admission cost on Sundays between 12pm and 4pm and Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Patriots Corner Gallery and our historic chocolate demonstration in Clough House will be closed to visitors and we will be closed to the public on Tuesdays.

* There will be no change the the service times of the Old North Congregation, which are at 9am & 11am each Sunday. *

Are you ready to ring in the new year? If you'll be in Boston to celebrate make sure to stop by! The full historic site ...
12/28/2019

Are you ready to ring in the new year? If you'll be in Boston to celebrate make sure to stop by! The full historic site is open 10am to 2pm in New Year's Eve & the church only will be open to visitors from 12pm to 4pm on New Year's Day. 🎆

'Twas the night before Christmas,on December twenty-fourth, when the holiday tree and candles,were lit at Old North.
12/24/2019

'Twas the night before Christmas,
on December twenty-fourth,
when the holiday tree and candles,
were lit at Old North.

As you tie the final ribbons and exchange tokens of appreciation with those you love this week, we hope you'll also cons...
12/24/2019

As you tie the final ribbons and exchange tokens of appreciation with those you love this week, we hope you'll also consider a tax-deductible donation to our 2019 Lighting the Way annual giving campaign. Your gift at oldnorth.com/give before December 31 helps us preserve and grow our legacy for generations to come. Every dollar makes a difference!

Tomorrow, please join us in honoring Old North's Vicar of 22 years, Rev. Steve Ayres, on his last Sunday service before ...
12/21/2019

Tomorrow, please join us in honoring Old North's Vicar of 22 years, Rev. Steve Ayres, on his last Sunday service before his official retirement at the end of the year. Cheers to you, Steve!

Bringing you tidings of comfort & joy! The congregation of Christ Church in the City of Boston warmly invites you to joi...
12/20/2019

Bringing you tidings of comfort & joy! The congregation of Christ Church in the City of Boston warmly invites you to join them for their Episcopal worship services celebrating Christmas next week! Note the full historic site is also open for visitors from 10am to 2pm on Christmas Eve and the gift shop is open too if you need a last minute gift or stocking stuffer. 🎄

#ThrowbackThursday A festive St. Francis circa 2016. 🌲
12/20/2019

#ThrowbackThursday A festive St. Francis circa 2016. 🌲

Huzzah! Thanks to generosity from friends and followers like you (maybe ACTUAL you!) we're halfway to our annual giving ...
12/17/2019

Huzzah! Thanks to generosity from friends and followers like you (maybe ACTUAL you!) we're halfway to our annual giving goal. But we need more help to get all the way there. Your generous gift by December 31 will help ensure we can welcome more visitors, create new connections, launch critical preservation projects, and dive deeper into our history in 2020. Give today at any level at oldnorth.com/give and be part of our ever growing legacy. 🤝

For those of you with a cookie swap coming up...https://oldnorth.com/2019/12/11/frosted-cinnamon-mocha-cookies-american-...
12/13/2019
Frosted Cinnamon Mocha Cookies | American Heritage Chocolate Recipe | The Old North Church

For those of you with a cookie swap coming up...https://oldnorth.com/2019/12/11/frosted-cinnamon-mocha-cookies-american-heritage-chocolate-recipe/

By Linda Greene Archived from March 22, 2018 Frosted Cinnamon Mocha Cookies Bake time: 10-12 minutes per cookie sheetYields: About 3 dozen cookies Equipment Electric Mixer Large Mixing bowl Small Microwave Bowl Mixing Spoon Cookie sheet Measuring cup and spoon Parchment paper Ingredients 1cup sugar....

12/11/2019

Please enjoy this short clip from the Church's Christmas concert from this past Sunday. ❄️🎶

Fa la la la la (la la la la)...All decked out for the holidays!  @ Old North Church & Historic Site
12/10/2019

Fa la la la la (la la la la)...All decked out for the holidays! @ Old North Church & Historic Site

Being a monthly contributor costs less than an afternoon latte! Your $3 monthly contribution today covers the cost of pr...
12/03/2019

Being a monthly contributor costs less than an afternoon latte! Your $3 monthly contribution today covers the cost of printing brand new educational sign maps of the church that will be used by more than 150,000 visitors in the next year. Become a sustaining donor for #GivingTuesday at oldnorth.com/give!

Old North Church & Historic Site will be closed today, December 3rd, due to weather. Stay warm!
12/03/2019

Old North Church & Historic Site will be closed today, December 3rd, due to weather. Stay warm!

Happy #GivingTuesday! We know it's just one out of 365 days, but your generosity today sustains us throughout the year. ...
12/03/2019
Give to Old North Church & Historic Site | The Old North Church

Happy #GivingTuesday! We know it's just one out of 365 days, but your generosity today sustains us throughout the year. Become a monthly contributor now at oldnorth.com/give in celebration of Giving Tuesday, and you'll play a vital role in supporting our ambitious educational programming, our engaging visitor experience, and our commitment to historic preservation through the end of 2020 and beyond. PLUS make a recurring monthly gift in any amount today and receive Individual Member benefits, including complimentary admission, and a 10% discount in our gift shop, for one year. It's a give, give! 🎁

Support our continued work in historic preservation, education, and civic engagement in Boston and beyond.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! This Friday the #northend hosts its 13th annual Holiday Shop & Stroll. With 14...
11/30/2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year! This Friday the #northend hosts its 13th annual Holiday Shop & Stroll. With 14 participating storefronts throughout the neighborhood, enjoy food, drink, deals, and of course, holiday cheer! 🎄

Happy Thanksgiving to all. A reminder that our site is closed today, but will be returning to our normals hours (10am-4p...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all. A reminder that our site is closed today, but will be returning to our normals hours (10am-4pm) tomorrow. 🦃🍽🍂

Our site closes at 2pm today and will re-open on Friday. This week we #givethanks for the amazing year we've had and the...
11/27/2019

Our site closes at 2pm today and will re-open on Friday. This week we #givethanks for the amazing year we've had and the wonderful opportunities yet to come. What are you thankful for this year?

📷 by Joel Libramento

We had a lovely time polishing brass with our friends this weekend. Thanks to all who came by!!
11/26/2019

We had a lovely time polishing brass with our friends this weekend. Thanks to all who came by!!

TONIGHT: Don't miss the trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park this evening. Festivities begin at 5pm!...
11/25/2019

TONIGHT: Don't miss the trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park this evening. Festivities begin at 5pm! 📷 by Matt Conti

Since the founding of our nation, Old North has acted as a gathering place for active citizens and a beacon for those se...
11/25/2019

Since the founding of our nation, Old North has acted as a gathering place for active citizens and a beacon for those seeking liberty, freedom, and justice. Today, we're launching our 2019 Lighting the Way annual giving campaign, and we invite you to make a gift, become part of our legacy , and help us create a present and future where those values are borne out for all. Donate now at oldnorth.com/give

Slate roof repairs on the church this morning...
11/21/2019

Slate roof repairs on the church this morning...

We are hiring for an Admin & Data Management position! Visit our website to learn how you could become part of the Old N...
11/19/2019
Jobs at Old North | The Old North Church

We are hiring for an Admin & Data Management position! Visit our website to learn how you could become part of the Old North team 👍

Job and internship opportunities at the Old North Church & Historic Site

NOV 23rd at 9am: Join us for the polishing of the brass chandeliers and sconces that adorn our beloved church. Mimosas i...
11/18/2019

NOV 23rd at 9am: Join us for the polishing of the brass chandeliers and sconces that adorn our beloved church. Mimosas included! 🍊🥂

Preservation isn't simple. A lot of time, effort, and teamwork goes into saving notable places from being lost. For exam...
11/16/2019

Preservation isn't simple. A lot of time, effort, and teamwork goes into saving notable places from being lost. For example -- can you imagine if these famous places were on the verge of demolition? Which one would you save?! #CloughStillStanding VOTE NOW
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Address

193 Salem St
Boston, MA
02113

General information

SEASONAL HOURS FOR OLD NORTH CHURCH April 1 - October 31 12 pm - 6 pm Sunday 9 am - 6 pm Monday through Saturday November 1 - March 31 12 pm - 4 pm Sunday 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Saturday *Closed on Thanksgiving Day* *Closed on Christmas Day* DIRECTIONS Walking: The Old North Church is on Boston's Freedom Trail! Follow the red brick line straight to our door. For more information, visit http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/. Public Transportation: Take the Green or Orange MBTA Line to Haymarket Station. Cross the Rose Kennedy Greenway and continue on to Salem Street. Walk up Salem Street approximately 4 blocks. The church will be on the right across from Hull Street. Note: Salem Street runs parallel to Hanover Street, the other main street in the North End Neighborhood. Parking Tips: Parking is available at the Government Center Parking Garage located at 50 New Sudbury Street and Fitz Inn-Auto Park located at the corner of Commercial Street and Hull Street. OTHER ATTRACTIONS AT OLD NORTH HISTORIC SITE Learn how chocolate was used and made during the 18th century at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate. Watch a live demonstration of colonial chocolate-making and learn about its connection to Boston and the Old North Church while sampling some for yourself. Discover the people and stories behind Old North in Patriots Corner, a seasonal rotating exhibition space exploring what it means to be an active citizen. Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate and Patriots Corner are both located in the Clough House, 21 Unity Street, on the campus of Old North. Don't miss these amazing stops during your visit to Old North!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(617) 858-8231

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300 Years of History. 2 Lanterns. 1 Revolution.

Hear the story of Paul Revere’s ride and discover the church where the two famous signal lanterns were hung, launching the American Revolution! Go behind the scenes and tour the bell ringing chamber and crypt. Taste colonial chocolate at a Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and discover the people and stories of Old North at Patriots Corner. Step into history when you visit Old North!

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This Sunday morning - The City of Bath Male Choir from England will sing as part of 11am morning service at the Historic Old North Church Boston - the very first performance of their 2019 tour.
MIT Guild of Bellringers putting up the bells this afternoon
MIT Guild of Bellringers putting up the bells this afternoon
A beautiful historic church, with a friendly, vibrant congregation and staff!
Shelly and her Mum in front of the Old North Church in April 2018.
Monday, April 15th is Patriots Day, commemorating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War...And Thursday, April 18th is the 244th Anniversary of the famous ride that kicked it all off. But why not take it straight from the horse's mouth?
Seeing this notice of the recreation of the Revolutionary War that began on April 19, 1775 reminded me of my namesake, Robert Newman, who played quite a role in notifying Paul Revere of the oncoming English soldiers. I was living in Boston on July 4th, 1976, and joined the bi-centennial celebration on the Charles River. Brought tears to anyone who loved their country and its history. Attached is an historical story. Enjoy.
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Have an old photo showing a Navy cannon aimed at the North Church. This is an edited copy.