"Old North Church" Old North Church Tip by zChris

Old North Church, Boston: 25 reviews and 62 photos

  Old North Church from Copp's Hill
by zChris

Among Boston's major landmarks, the <b><font color=brown>Old North Church</font></b> is perhaps the best loved. Constructed in the 1720s, the church was Boston's tallest for a long period of time, defining th skyline with its beautiful, distinctive steeple. The steeple was used to warn colonists of how th British would advance; one lantern if by land and two if by sea were hung in the steeple. The steeple was actually severely damaged by a hurricane in the 1920s and had to be rebuilt. Inside, the church is serene and quiet, its pews boxed off in the traditional style of 18th century Congregational houses of worship. Behind the church are some interesting gardens and the Prado, an Italian-style piazza that stretches past fountains and shade trees to Hanover Street.

Directions: Salem Street, North End
Phone: 16175236676
Website: http://www.oldnorth.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2003
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