The Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere House The Paul Revere House: owned & operated by the Paul Revere Memorial Association since 1908. Visit us on the web @ www.paulreverehouse.org for information about our hours and directions to our site.
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We’re just gonna keep on sharing our #NorthEnd neighborhood decor while we’re in the holiday spirit for #WalkaboutWednes...
12/23/2020

We’re just gonna keep on sharing our #NorthEnd neighborhood decor while we’re in the holiday spirit for #WalkaboutWednesday... look for more next week too. 🎁 Happy Holidays from all of us at the Paul Revere House!🎄

Hankering for some 18th c. style treats to supplement your holiday menu? Look no further than these recipes shared from ...
12/23/2020
Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House Recipes - Paul Revere House

Hankering for some 18th c. style treats to supplement your holiday menu? Look no further than these recipes shared from our Virtual Traditions of the Season program in the latest #RevereExpress #blog http://bit.ly/3nNPZWl

Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House Recipes By: Nina Zannieri These recipes come by popular request out of our recent virtual holiday program, made possible by the generous support from and sponsorship by the Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR. These recipes have been adapted for moder...

This week we have some sad news to share about one of our most beloved (and talented!) living history presenters. Fred L...
12/22/2020

This week we have some sad news to share about one of our most beloved (and talented!) living history presenters. Fred Lawson, basket maker, leather worker, weaver, artillery man, spinner, and story teller extraordinaire passed away over the weekend after suffering a stroke a year ago. Fred was a mainstay of our Paul Revere’s Boston Saturday afternoon presentations for more than 20 years. It seemed he could put his hands to making just about anything you or he could imagine. He loved sharing his knowledge and skills with our visitors - talking to folks about the past and how things were made was one of his favorite things to do! And he had simply the kindest, gentlest soul one could imagine to go with his immense abilities as a craftsperson. Much like Paul Revere, Fred was a helper AND a connector - he made many repairs to our education department materials and from his first summer here in 1998 he connected our staff with other potential craftspeople in the living history world. He knew and liked just about everyone. We already miss him deeply. This week we hope you will think of Fred as you use a basket purchased from him or our shop here, gather with family to tell stories, cuddle a pet, or reach out to someone to offer a helping hand. Fred will live on in those gestures and forever in our hearts and memories.

Speaking of Solstice, on the shortest, darkest day of the year in Boston, what better time to think of Spring? Dreaming ...
12/21/2020
Wildflower Seeds - Paul Revere House

Speaking of Solstice, on the shortest, darkest day of the year in Boston, what better time to think of Spring? Dreaming of planting a garden & sowing some seeds in the new year? Order a tin of our pollinator friendly wildflower seed mix!

#MuseumShopMonday

Please note that due to the holiday season & current closures we are shipping items at a slower than usual rate so items ordered this week will not arrive in time for Christmas delivery!

http://bit.ly/37BvvKU

$4.00 Sprinkle these seeds in your garden and enjoy a rainbow of wildflowers, customized for the Paul Revere House and inspired by our historical kitchen garden.

Happy Solstice & Happy BIRTHDAY to our own Paul Revere, born #OTD in 1734! Want to know *how* we know that? Listen to ou...
12/21/2020
‎Revere House Radio on Apple Podcasts

Happy Solstice & Happy BIRTHDAY to our own Paul Revere, born #OTD in 1734! Want to know *how* we know that? Listen to our latest #RevereHouseRadio #podcast (hint: an amazing #family #bible) is involved! And special #birthday shout out to our friends at @North East Document Conservation Center for their conservation work on this family heirloom turned museum treasure! https://apple.co/34y5Bpq

‎History · 2020

In case anyone forgot how charming the Paul Revere House looks in a blanket of snow! Thanks to Research & Adult Programs...
12/19/2020

In case anyone forgot how charming the Paul Revere House looks in a blanket of snow! Thanks to Research & Adult Programs Director Robert for snapping pics!

What better time than a snowy day to catch up on our #RevereHouseRadio podcasts? And we have a new #episode on #holidays...
12/17/2020
‎Revere House Radio on Apple Podcasts

What better time than a snowy day to catch up on our #RevereHouseRadio podcasts? And we have a new #episode on #holidays at the Paul Revere House available just in time to help you shovel or keep you company while you curl up under a cozy blanket! Special thanks to our friends from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati for sponsoring our #RevereHouseRadio content this month! We truly appreciate your support. American Revolution Institute https://apple.co/2KDZgBu

‎History · 2020

This is the thread we all need on a snowy day! (And one of many reasons we love City of Boston Archaeology Program!) 😉
12/17/2020

This is the thread we all need on a snowy day! (And one of many reasons we love City of Boston Archaeology Program!) 😉

An important math lesson from your local Boston archaeology team. Like many of you, we were wondering how many Dunkies medium iced coffees (extra extra) would take to fill in the Mary L. Pierce well in Ronan Park, aka the #DorchesterSinkhole. Well, your wait is over.

As every news outlet in the region has reported, the Dorchester Sinkhole in fact a 19th century well built around 1818 or 1872 that was buried under a bunch of fill to make Ronan Park around 1912. Yeah, old news. Its historic well cover recently failed, apparently, and after a recent rain storm, the loosened fill slumped down into the well opening a sink hole in the park.

Let’s start with the easy part. The well itself is 2.5 wide by 6.5 feet deep (it partially filled up with the dirt from above). We all remember that the volume of a cylinder is πr²h. (That’s pronounced “pie-ah-sqwahd-aych”), so the well is π*1.25²*6.5 or 31.91 cubic feet.

Cool.

Now the hard part: the fill on top. A cone’s volume is ⅓ the volume of a cylinder of the same radius, but this ain’t. no. cone. This is a CONICAL FRUSTUM, people! That’s a cone without the pointy bit.

The volume of a frustum is (1/3) π h (r1² + r2² + (r1 * r2)). Stay with me, folks. R1, the top of the hole is 2’ (don't forget radius is half the diameter!). R2 is the top of the well, 1.25’. H is 10, so the volume of the frustum is (1/3) * π * 10 * (2² + 1.25² + (2 * 1.25)) or a whopping 84.43 cubic feet.

Add them together (31.91+84.43) and the #Dorchester sinkhole is 116.34 ft³ big.

Now for the important part. A medium iced coffee is 24oz. or 0.025 cubic feet. If we divide the hole’s volume by a single medium coffee (116.34/0.025), you find out you will need 4,653.6 Dunkies medium iced coffees to fill the Dorchester hole.

Now you’re wicked smaht.

What else would it take to fill it? Does anyone know the volume of David Ortiz?

Happy holidays. Go Pats!

One of our favorite parts about the #NorthEnd is the decorations displayed by residents & businesses year round but *esp...
12/16/2020

One of our favorite parts about the #NorthEnd is the decorations displayed by residents & businesses year round but *especially* in the winter! Happy Holiday #WalkaboutWednesday!

Announcement: Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Paul Revere House is temporarily closed to the  public with an anticip...
12/14/2020

Announcement: Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Paul Revere House is temporarily closed to the public with an anticipated reopening in early January.

Our silver charms have been especially popular in our online shop this week - do you have a favorite? Of course some peo...
12/14/2020
Paul Revere & Horse Charm - Paul Revere House

Our silver charms have been especially popular in our online shop this week - do you have a favorite? Of course some people can’t decide & buy both! 😉 #MuseumShopMonday https://bit.ly/3mmKSea vs https://bit.ly/3oRUKyl

$19.50 A new gift idea for the fashionable history buff in your life! This sterling silver miniature horse and rider makes a memorable addition to a collection or stands alone around a neck, wrist, or ankle on a chain.

If you missed our Virtual Holiday Program - don't fret! Simply make a donation of $10 or more on our website: https://bi...
12/13/2020

If you missed our Virtual Holiday Program - don't fret! Simply make a donation of $10 or more on our website: https://bit.ly/3b7XuAr and write "Traditions of the Season" in the note section. We will send a link to the recording for you to watch at your leisure!

The latest #RevereHouseRadio #podcast explores restoration & opening of the #PaulRevereHouse, as a museum. We’re always ...
12/13/2020
‎Revere House Radio: Restoration and Early Days of the Paul Revere House on Apple Podcasts

The latest #RevereHouseRadio #podcast explores restoration & opening of the #PaulRevereHouse, as a museum. We’re always fascinated by the way our #NorthEnd neighborhood has been perceived over time...This episode also features our long relationship with our recent programmatic partners, the @Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR :) https://apple.co/2IJMoth

‎Show Revere House Radio, Ep Restoration and Early Days of the Paul Revere House - Dec 8, 2020

ICYMI our good friend, Joe Bagley from City of Boston Archaeology Program talks to NBC10 Boston about a sinkhole that tu...
12/10/2020
Archaeologist for City of Boston Reveals Reason Behind Sinkhole at Dorchester Park

ICYMI our good friend, Joe Bagley from City of Boston Archaeology Program talks to NBC10 Boston about a sinkhole that turned out to be a historic well - offering a great example of how Boston’s many layered history is all around us.

Boston’s archaeologist Joe Bagley held a press conference with the city’s parks and recreation department to talk about the massive sinkhole that was discovered Sunday at Dorchester’s Ronan Park.

This massive door stopped us in our tracks on Fulton Street recently - seemed perfect for #WalkaboutWednesday! Our #Nort...
12/09/2020

This massive door stopped us in our tracks on Fulton Street recently - seemed perfect for #WalkaboutWednesday! Our #NorthEnd neighborhood is endlessly amazing.

Missing going to #HistoricHouses? Looking for a calming #coloring activity to do at home this season? Grab the Historic ...
12/07/2020
Historic Houses of New England: Coloring Book - Paul Revere House

Missing going to #HistoricHouses? Looking for a calming #coloring activity to do at home this season? Grab the Historic Houses of New England coloring book from our online gift shop! #MuseumShopMonday http://bit.ly/3n6VXl3

$4.99 By A.G. Smith. Detailed, accurate illustrations of 43 homes representing a wide range of styles and periods. Paul Revere House, Mark Twain House, House of the Seven Gables, Emily Dickinson House, Nathan Hale Homestead, Winslow Homer Cottage, Robert Frost Place, The Breakers, many more. Informa...

Last reminder to get your ticket to Virtual Traditions of the Season now! Big thanks to our friends from the @Paul Rever...
12/06/2020
Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House

Last reminder to get your ticket to Virtual Traditions of the Season now! Big thanks to our friends from the @Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR for making this possible. :) We hope you enjoy the show! https://bit.ly/36wrYeU

Virtual program exploring winter holiday traditions in Colonial Boston, sponsored by the Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR.

Happy #FlowerFriday from our vinca who maybe didn’t hear we have #snow in the #Boston forecast??
12/04/2020

Happy #FlowerFriday from our vinca who maybe didn’t hear we have #snow in the #Boston forecast??

It was strange to see so many vehicles parked on Hanover Street again on #WalkaboutWednesday after so many months of #Ou...
12/02/2020

It was strange to see so many vehicles parked on Hanover Street again on #WalkaboutWednesday after so many months of #OutdoorDining in the #NorthEnd!

This year in particular we are grateful for the support of our wonderful donors. Thanks to you, we have already raised $...
12/01/2020

This year in particular we are grateful for the support of our wonderful donors. Thanks to you, we have already raised $34,00 of a generous $50,000 challenge! On this #GivingTuesday we ask you to consider helping us raise the remaining $16,000 of our goal. https://bit.ly/3b7XuAr

We know it was JUST #MuseumStoreSunday but now here it is #MuseumShopMonday and #CyberMonday to boot. So we can’t resist...
11/30/2020
Plush Paul Revere Ornament - Paul Revere House

We know it was JUST #MuseumStoreSunday but now here it is #MuseumShopMonday and #CyberMonday to boot. So we can’t resist sharing one of our favorite holiday ornaments, Paul Revere himself, ready to spread the alarm on your tree this year! http://bit.ly/3mr0YEn

$15.00 This charming ornament is a great addition to your collection! Custom made for the Paul Revere House by St. Nicolas, you wont find him anywhere else. Handmade and ethically sourced, this ornament measures 6 inches tall.

Happy #MuseumStoreSunday! Our mini in-person museum shop is open when we are (Wed-Sun 10-4) but our online shop is open ...
11/29/2020

Happy #MuseumStoreSunday! Our mini in-person museum shop is open when we are (Wed-Sun 10-4) but our online shop is open all the time! New products, like our gorgeous #Boston ornament have recently been added - what better time to check them out than now? https://bit.ly/3hlHsWW

Thanks for sharing this Massachusetts Historical Society program, Revolution250 - we've signed up!
11/29/2020
Massachusetts Historical Society: MHS Calendar of Events

Thanks for sharing this Massachusetts Historical Society program, Revolution250 - we've signed up!

Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. Prof. Jennifer Van Horn investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American con...

Intrigued by that Marlborough Pie? Want to know more about how New Englanders like the Reveres observed holidays at this...
11/27/2020
Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House

Intrigued by that Marlborough Pie? Want to know more about how New Englanders like the Reveres observed holidays at this time of year? Ever wondered why apples are so commonly used in our local recipes? Love 18th c. music played on period appropriate instruments? Join us for our “Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House” on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5 pm. Co-sponsored by our friends from the @Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR - we look forward to sharing some of our favorite historic holiday elements with you, virtually! https://bit.ly/36wrYeU

Virtual program exploring winter holiday traditions in Colonial Boston, sponsored by the Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR.

Thinking about observing holidays today & happened to stumble upon this timely quote from local north ender, Josie Zizza...
11/25/2020

Thinking about observing holidays today & happened to stumble upon this timely quote from local north ender, Josie Zizza, on our #WalkaboutWednesday stroll to the @Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway #ThanksgivingEve

Hey all! Our latest #RevereHouseRadio #podcast by our Program Assistant Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly, features the history o...
11/24/2020
‎Revere House Radio on Apple Podcasts

Hey all! Our latest #RevereHouseRadio #podcast by our Program Assistant Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly, features the history of our c. 1711 Hichborn House & includes shoutouts to Boston City Archives & City of Boston Archaeology Program & will be of interest to fans of Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston By Foot, Freedom Trail Foundation etc. https://apple.co/3kWwxEE

‎History · 2020

Looking for a safe outdoor activity this week (or later this winter?) For #MuseumShopMonday we suggest walking #TheFreed...
11/23/2020
The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail - Paul Revere House

Looking for a safe outdoor activity this week (or later this winter?) For #MuseumShopMonday we suggest walking #TheFreedomTrail in #Boston with the help & insight of local guide, Charlie Bahne via his incredibly useful book! Available at our site & online: https://bit.ly/3pVYH6k

$8.00 By Charles Bahne. This step-by-step guide to the Freedom Trail includes historical facts and trivia, detailed maps, information on art and architecture, a wheelchair access guide, and facts about Boston's famous sites.

Anyone else in need of something fun & holiday-y to look forward to on this gloomy, rainy (in MA) Monday? Register now f...
11/23/2020
Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House

Anyone else in need of something fun & holiday-y to look forward to on this gloomy, rainy (in MA) Monday? Register now for our historic holiday celebration on 12/6: “Virtual Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House” sponsored by the @Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR. You’ll hear from our own experts on how the Reveres might have celebrated throughout the winter season, receive recipes for 18th c. style treats to prepare at home,and enjoy music from the era. https://bit.ly/36wrYeU

Virtual program exploring winter holiday traditions in Colonial Boston, sponsored by the Paul Revere Chapter, NSDAR.

We are excited to announce the return of our Revere & Son made mortar after more than a year - delighted as we were to h...
11/22/2020

We are excited to announce the return of our Revere & Son made mortar after more than a year - delighted as we were to have it included in the #BeyondMidnight #PaulRevere American Antiquarian Society exhibit at New-York Historical Society & Worcester Art Museum - we missed it!

We keep wondering how much longer we can procure “flower” photos to share for #FlowerFriday & yet our garden persists in...
11/20/2020

We keep wondering how much longer we can procure “flower” photos to share for #FlowerFriday & yet our garden persists in offering them up! This week’s feature is hyssop. :)

Brrr! Cold weather blew into #Boston this week so we made our #WalkaboutWednesday a brisk trot around the corner to Parm...
11/18/2020

Brrr! Cold weather blew into #Boston this week so we made our #WalkaboutWednesday a brisk trot around the corner to Parmenter St to the #NorthEnd branch of the @BPLBoston - a real neighborhood treasure! Definitely good weather to curl up with a good book, right?!?

11/18/2020
Boston Preservation Alliance

In case you missed this awesome #NorthSquare video from the Boston Preservation Alliance the first time we posted it. :)

Literally surrounded by history, North Square has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1961, greeting visitors to the North End with historic charm. Thoughtful interventions and inspired art pieces enhance this welcoming open space and show the power of public art.

Film made by Padriac John Farma

City of Boston, Sons Construction, A+J Art+Design, Anthony Crisafulli Photography BETA Group, Inc., Green International Affiliates, Inc., The Paul Revere House Old North Church & Historic Site

We've had some enquiries lately about recreating the #MidnightRide - and in fact there are markers on the route Paul Rev...
11/17/2020

We've had some enquiries lately about recreating the #MidnightRide - and in fact there are markers on the route Paul Revere rode and we offer these directions on our website for retracing the route on one's own. Try it out if you are in #MyLocalMA! https://bit.ly/3eHIIn0

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19 North Sq
Boston, MA
02113

Green Line to Haymarket station Blue Line to Aquarium station Orange Line to Haymarket station Commuter Rail or Amtrak to North or South Stations

Opening Hours

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

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(617) 523-2338

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Today is the 245th anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride. But don't take it from me, here is straight from the horse's mouth.
We should visit this house next time we are in Boston together, please...
I visited about three weeks ago.have very mixed feelings do to employee talking to loud almost to the point of screaming About her opinion and not sugar coating. The best experience about being there was watching the young women make chocolate. i would by pass by the dinning room ahead for the kitchen very educational.
We welcome visitors Memorial Day Weekend. Come learn about Paul Revere's entrepreneurial spirit.
We invite our friends from the Paul Revere House to visit us on guided tours during Memorial Day Weekend. Come and learn more about Paul Revere - America's Entrepreneur.