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.
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 to the church is free. Donation of $3 per person is appreciated.
Student, Military, Seniors (62+): $6.00
Family Pass (up to 2 adults & 3 children): $20.00
Children (6+): $4.00
Children (under 6): Free
City of Boston Residents: Free
Family Pass is currently only available for purchase on-site and does not include a guided tour.
Students, Seniors, Military: $8
Children (6-18): $6
Check the prices of the tours offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation online.
Official website http://www.oldnorth.com/
Phone +1 617 523 6676
Address 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Coordinates 42°21'58.752" N -71°3'16.046" E