The Official Old North Church

193 Salem St
Boston MA  02113

Phone: (617) 523-6676

The Official Old North Church

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.

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.

SEASONAL HOURS FOR OLD NORTH CHURCH TOURS

January – February
12:30-4 on Sundays
10-4 the rest of the week

March – May
12:30-5 on Sundays
9-5 the rest of the week

June – October
12:30-6 on Sundays
9-6 the rest of the week

November – December
12

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 educationa

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Founded: 1991

Categories: Episcopal Church, Historical Place, Landmark

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Responsibility to Protect: An Interview with John Shattuck

Responsibility to Protect: An Interview with John Shattuck
06:00 pm - 12/06/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Thursday, December 6 @ 6:00-8:00 pm Speaker Series + Community Conversation Responsibility to Protect: An Interview with John Shattuck In the shadow of the Holocaust,...

Johnny Redcoat to GI Joe: From Boston to Berlin to Baghdad

Johnny Redcoat to GI Joe: From Boston to Berlin to Baghdad
06:30 pm - 10/18/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Thursday, Oct. 18 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Speaker Series + Community Conversation Johnny Redcoat to GI Joe: From Boston to Berlin to Baghdad Speaker: Colonel Earl Wederbrook,...

Paul Revere: A Man of Many Occupations

Paul Revere: A Man of Many Occupations
06:30 pm - 06/05/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Tuesday, June 5 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm Panel & Progressive Event Paul Revere: A Man of Many Occupations Speakers: Patrick Leehey, Nan Wolverton, Rob Martello Co-sponsored...

Occupational Hazards: 20 Years as Old North’s Leader

Occupational Hazards: 20 Years as Old North’s Leader
06:30 pm - 05/23/2018

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Wednesday, May 23 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm Old North Speaker Series Occupational Hazards: 20 Years as Old North’s Leader Speaker: The Rev. Stephen T. Ayres Co-sponsored...

Celebrating Craftsmanship: Anglican Art & Architecture

Celebrating Craftsmanship: Anglican Art & Architecture
06:00 pm - 05/15/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Various May dates: Tues. 5/15, Fri. 5/18, Tues. 5/22, Fri. 5/25, Sat. 5/26, Sun. 5/27 @ 6:00-7:00 pm Special On-Site Tours Celebrating Craftsmanship: Anglican Art...

Work and Employment in Late 18th Century Boston

Work and Employment in Late 18th Century Boston
06:30 pm - 05/02/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Old North Speaker Series Lecture + Community Conversation Work and Employment in Late 18th Century Boston Speaker: Christopher Clark Co-sponsored by the Benjamin...

Old North Speaker Series: The Changing Shape of Boston

Old North Speaker Series: The Changing Shape of Boston
06:00 pm - 03/26/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Old North Speaker Series The Changing Shape of Boston: from "One if by land, and two if by sea" to the Present Speaker: Nancy Seasholes Co-sponsored by the Norman...

Special Walking Tours: Boston and Its Changing Landscape

Special Walking Tours: Boston and Its Changing Landscape
02:00 pm - 03/17/2018

At The Official Old North Church

Special Walking Tour: Boston and its Changing Landscape Tickets: $15.00 Join Old North Church & Historic Site for a special walking tour examining the historic...

Final Public Hearing on Washington Garden Redesign

Final Public Hearing on Washington Garden Redesign
06:30 pm - 12/11/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Come join the Old North Foundation and members of the Washington Garden and Courtyard design team as they discuss plans for a new outdoor interpretive space focusing...

Hard Times & Tough Hands: A Workshop on Colonial Labor

Hard Times & Tough Hands: A Workshop on Colonial Labor
06:00 pm - 12/02/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Saturday, December 2 @ 6:00-8:00pm Hard Times & Tough Hands: A Workshop on Colonial Labor Presenters: Gary Gregory & Linda Greene Location: The Clough House at OId...

Wine, Chocolate, & Fashion Pairings: A Workshop in Class & Taste

Wine, Chocolate, & Fashion Pairings: A Workshop in Class & Taste
06:00 pm - 11/08/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00-8:00 pm Wine, Chocolate, & Fashion Pairings: A Workshop in Class & Taste Presenters: Linda Greene and Michele Gabrielson Tickets: $42.00 Join...

Classes and Forms: The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools

Classes and Forms: The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools
06:00 pm - 11/01/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Wednesday, November 1 @ 6:00 pm Old North Foundation Speaker Series Classes and Forms: The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools Speaker: J. L. Bell of...

Boston and its Changing Landscape Walking Tour

Boston and its Changing Landscape Walking Tour
12:00 pm - 10/12/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Thursday, October 12 @ 12:00 pm Special Walking Tour Boston and its Changing Landscape Tickets: $5.00 Join Old North Foundation’s Tim Sistare for a special...

The Changing Shape of Boston: from Then to the Present

The Changing Shape of Boston: from Then to the Present
06:30 pm - 10/11/2017

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Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:30 pm Old North Foundation Speaker Series The Changing Shape of Boston: from “One if by land, and two if by sea” to the Present Speaker:...

Constitution Day!

Constitution Day!
02:00 pm - 09/17/2017

At The Official Old North Church

Celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution! **Please Note Event Change! See information below:** Master craftsmanship means producing...

USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea

USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea
06:30 pm - 08/23/2017

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Wednesday, August 23 @ 6:30 pm Old North Foundation Speaker Series USS Constitution and Her Crew: At Home in Boston & At Sea Speaker: Margherita Desy Tickets: “pay...

The Beauty of Shipping Today

The Beauty of Shipping Today
06:30 pm - 07/12/2017

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Wednesday, July 12 @ 6:30 pm Old North Foundation Speaker Series The Beauty of Shipping Today Speaker: Dr. Portia Ndlovu Tickets: “pay what you will” donation Many...

Colonialfest, a Boston Harborfest Celebration at Old North

Colonialfest, a Boston Harborfest Celebration at Old North
12:00 pm - 07/01/2017

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Saturday, July 1 @ 12:00-4:00 pm AND Sunday, July 2 @ 12:00-5:00pm Colonialfest, a Boston Harborfest Celebration at Old North Tickets: FREE and open to the public! Join...

Eat Like A Sailor/Dine Like A Captain

Eat Like A Sailor/Dine Like A Captain
06:00 pm - 06/21/2017

At The Official Old North Church

When is the last time you had a bite of dandyfunk? Or enjoyed a sip of snagaree? Join The Trustees, the Old North Church & Historic Site, and The Fireplace for...

Charles Sumner and Boston’s Revolutionary Tradition

Charles Sumner and Boston’s Revolutionary Tradition
06:30 pm - 06/07/2017

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Charles Sumner is one of the most important but underappreciated figures of the nineteenth century. One of America’s greatest senators, he was instrumental in...

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