Old North Church

Local nameOld North Church
LocationBoston, USA

Also known as the Christ Church of Boston, this church holds three records. It is the oldest standing church in Boston, the most visited historical sight in the city and it also has the tallest steeple in Boston, nearly 60 metres high.

Built in 1723, it also played a crucial role in the American Revolution. In April 1775, when British forces were advancing along the Charles River, Robert Newman, an American patriot, gave a signal from the church's top by lighting two lanterns. This helped alert the U.S. soldiers of the enemy's position.

Part of the church is also a chocolate shop, which sells chocolates made according to 18th-century recipes. Fans of computer games may remember the church from the latest addition to the Fallout series: Fallout 4.

Tags EpiscopalHistorical BuildingPlace of WorshipChristianChurchFree
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Opening hours

Behind-the-Scenes Tours: check the schedule on the official website

This sight also features in Walk Into History Tour - North End, African-American Patriots Tour and Walk Into History - Joint ticket for Behind the Scenes Tour offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation.

Admission

Admission to the church is free. Donation of $3 per person is appreciated.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours:
Adults: $10
Students, seniors, military: $8
Children (6-18): $6

Check the prices of the tours offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation online.

More information and contact

Official website http://www.oldnorth.com/

More information http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/old-north-church.shtml#sthash.Ps9RS7kf.dpuf

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oldnorth1723/

Phone +1 617 523 6676

Address Salem Street 193

Coordinates 42°21'58.752" N -71°3'16.046" E

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