Old North ChurchFree: All time

Old North Church is the location mentioned in the famous “One if by land, and two if by sea” phrase from the Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” On the night of April 18, 1775, it was from the steeple of this very church that two lanterns were hung to signal that the British was arriving via the sea route. Admission to the Old North Church is free. Upon arrival, visitors are seated in the church’s box pews to hear a brief 5-7 minute presentation by the docents on the history of Old North highlighting the founding of the church, items of architectural interest, the lantern story , and the role of the Old North in the American revolution. A 30-minute behind-the-scenes guided tours are also available, but with a charge.

Address: 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
Opening hours: Jan-Feb 10am – 4pm, Mar-May 9am – 5pm, June-Oct 9am – 6pm, Nov-Dec 9am – 5pm
Direction: T Green or Orange Line to Haymarket Station
Phone: +1 (617)523-6676
Website: www.oldnorth.com

Photo credit: NorthEndWaterfront.com (Flickr CC), Tim Sackton (Flickr CC), Daniel Parks (Flickr CC), Paul Chenoweth (Flickr CC)